The 1970 film “Love Story” is noteworthy for introducing the term “preppy” to a wider American audience. It also introduced the popular catch phrase, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”
Yesterday on Ivy Style’s Facebook group I mused, “And trad means never having to say…?” Some clever comebacks followed, and so here we are on the front page of the site with a new Battle Of The Wits contest, something we haven’t done for a couple of years.
Here’s how the contest works. Use the leave-comment feature to enter by finishing the phrase “Trad means never having to…. “ (I chose “trad” because it’s a monosyllable like “love,” sounding close to the original quote.) One entry per person; you’re on the honor system. Depending on turnout, Ivy Style staff will choose a dozen or so of the most clever responses, then use a random number-generator to select the winner. Contest ends Saturday at midnight Eastern time.
To get you in the spirit, here are some responses so far on Facebook:
… where can I find the nearest Men’s Wearhouse?
… is this wrinkle-free?
… yes, I’m wearing these pants.
… it’s all the rage in Paris.
The prize is a custom shirt in the style of your choice kindly donated by Harvard alum David Mercer of Mercer & Sons. — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD