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LINGUIST List 23.1392

Mon Mar 19 2012

And Our Mystery Saga Author Is... (Drumroll Please)

Editor for this issue: Anna Belew <annalinguistlist.org>

Date: 19-Mar-2012
From: LINGUIST List <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Whose Wit Will We Wonder at this Week?
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Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers,

When we told you we hoped to reach $44,000 by Monday at 3:00, we thought we were
shooting for the moon. Weekends are often a time for rest, and it's hard to
maintain the same energy we have during the week. But here we are with $45,805!
Apparently we reached the stars on this goal.

So we want to maintain our end of the deal and introduce the star for this week's
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For those of you who have tragically never encountered the hilarious wit of
SpecGram, they are regarded as "the premier scholarly journal featuring research
in the neglected field of satirical linguistics." We know this to be true. Because
it says so on their website. Whether or not you've followed SpecGram's work in the
past, you're in for a special treat this Friday.

We want this to be a fun, exciting week for everyone. So for this week we have
prizes, we have guest authors, we have new limericks, AND we have a new lofty
goal. Can we reach $55,000 by Thursday at 3:00?

To follow the cheesy idiom theme for this letter (hey, space is cool)... hitting
such a major milestone so soon would be stellar.

Help us make this another great week, and donate to take part in the fun!


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The LINGUIST List Crew

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