A Few Classics from Special Guest Author Speculative Grammarian
Editor for this issue: Anna Belew
Date: 21-Mar-2012 From: LINGUIST List <linguistlinguistlist.org> Subject: Humor, Fundraising Success, and the Epic LingQuest Journey E-mail this message to a friend
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:" http://specgram.com/choose/
-The Linguistic Pantheon, much in tune with our own Fund Drive theme this year: http://specgram.com/CLXI.2/12.cip.religion.html
-The complete March 2012 SpecGram issue, Volume CLXIV, Number 2: http://specgram.com/CLXIV.2/
-And, of course, the "Language Made Difficult" podcast, to fill your ears and your heart with linguistic laughter: http://specgram.com/podcast.xml
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 there?
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