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This week's caption competition
Caption competition 7
Mar 7th 2011, 18:13 by The Economist online
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CAN you write an Economist picture caption? The excellent standard of entries in our previous competitions suggests that many of you can: last time your suggestions again provided us with both a caption and a headline. Here's a new chance for you to see your idea in print.
The photograph above will accompany an article in the United States section in this week's issue. Disability benefits are crucial for many. Yet in America, the number of people claiming disability benefit for quite subjective ailments has skyrocketed. "Bad backs" are now a particularly common complaint.
As before, it's up to you to provide the caption: please leave your suggestions in the comments thread below. The captions should be as short and snappy as possible, and definitely no more than about 30 characters long. The most appropriate contribution will appear beneath the picture in this week's print edition, which is published on Friday morning. Entries close at midnight London time on Wednesday evening, so you've got a little more than 48 hours. The only reward is that the winner can then truthfully claim to have written (at least a few words) for The Economist. Over to you.
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hedgefundguy wrote:
Mar 7th 2011 6:35 GMT
The Rush Limbuagh dance to get pain meds.
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hedgefundguy wrote:
Mar 7th 2011 6:38 GMT
(Spelling error before, should be Limbaugh)
"Is this how I do it in the doctor's office Rush?"
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krannerd wrote:
Mar 7th 2011 6:44 GMT
In too much pain to grab his wallet
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krannerd wrote:
Mar 7th 2011 6:46 GMT
A fatter wallet will align my spine
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chrissolo9 wrote:
Mar 7th 2011 6:48 GMT
Hookie Player Going Pro?
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chrissolo9 wrote:
Mar 7th 2011 6:51 GMT
American Exceptional-Laziness?
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chrissolo9 wrote:
Mar 7th 2011 6:53 GMT
Social Safety Net Becomes a Hammock
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Higherflyer wrote:
Mar 7th 2011 6:59 GMT
'Enough to get your back up'
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LexHumana wrote:
Mar 7th 2011 7:02 GMT
Thoracic pain radiating to my fiscus peronalis!
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Jebedee wrote:
Mar 7th 2011 7:06 GMT
Lumbar industry.
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jvid wrote:
Mar 7th 2011 7:16 GMT
America's [I]back[/I] on Disability.
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Kouroi wrote:
Mar 7th 2011 7:20 GMT
You break my back, I'll break your wallet
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rarcher20 wrote:
Mar 7th 2011 7:23 GMT
Disabling Debt
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B_C wrote:
Mar 7th 2011 7:35 GMT
Bad backs or bad bucks?
I'll scratch your back, you sign off on mine for disability.
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jhonny walker wrote:
Mar 7th 2011 7:39 GMT
Lumbar Deficit
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trustbutverify wrote:
Mar 7th 2011 7:46 GMT
America's back-breaking unemployment.
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the unexamined life wrote:
Mar 7th 2011 7:47 GMT
Phantom pains?
or
We all feel your pain
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willstewart wrote:
Mar 7th 2011 7:50 GMT
Squeezing out the dollars
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Mr. Boles wrote:
Mar 7th 2011 7:59 GMT
Guess who's back?
Pains, Claims, and Motorized Wheels
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sethc5 wrote:
Mar 7th 2011 8:01 GMT
Big back attack
You should see his insurer
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