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LINGUIST List 23.1432

Wed Mar 21 2012

A Few Classics from Special Guest Author Speculative Grammarian

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

Date: 21-Mar-2012
From: LINGUIST List <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Humor, Fundraising Success, and the Epic LingQuest Journey
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Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers,

First, we feel the need to rejoice a little: We've reached $50,000! Hooray!! Only
$17,000 to go until we reach our goal of $67,000! Can we make this an unusually short
Fund Drive, wrapping it up in just 5 weeks? With your help, we believe we can. Donate
today to help us sprint to the finish line:


Second, we're hoping to reach $55,000 by Thursday afternoon in order to release the
extra-special LingQuest Saga chapter, written by our extra-special guest star Trey Jones
of Speculative Grammarian fame (http://specgram.com). We're making pretty amazing
headway towards that goal, with $50,359 at the time of writing. Can we raise another
$5,000 in the next two days?

Perhaps laughter is the best incentive for giving; in that spirit, we'd like to point you
towards some of our favorite SpecGram features. Read and be merry:

-The perennial classic, "Choose Your Own Career in Lingustics:"

-The Linguistic Pantheon, much in tune with our own Fund Drive theme this year:

-The complete March 2012 SpecGram issue, Volume CLXIV, Number 2:

-And, of course, the "Language Made Difficult" podcast, to fill your ears and your heart
with linguistic laughter:

Now that we've whipped our readership into a frenzy of anticipation, scarce able to
contain their impatience for Friday's extra-special SpecGram LingQuest chapter, we hope
we'll be able to reach our $55,000 goal by Thursday afternoon; will you help us get


Drolly yours,
The LINGUIST List Crew

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