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LINGUIST List 23.1471

Fri Mar 23 2012

Round 3 of Linguistic Limericks Available for Voting!

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

Date: 23-Mar-2012
From: LINGUIST List <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Limerick Winner for Round 2: Elaine May Smith!
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Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers,

It's Friday, and you know what that means: LIMERICKS! Our third round of
limericks are now available for voting, and we have some knee-slappers this


We'd also like to congratulate the winner of Round 2: Elaine May Smith of
Mearns FM, Scotland, is the author of our second champion limerick! It
was a tight competition, with a ton of votes for many other excellent
limericks, but this one pulled ahead by a margin of just 3 votes--
congratulations, Elaine! Here's the winning contribution:

We took up this challenge on Pi Day
This circle of linguists then cried, "Hey!
Funds from a Limerick
Makes a fine Gimm(er)ick:
It's St Patrick's Eve there on Friday!"

Thanks to all of the exceptionally clever poets who sent in limericks so far.
The current round of limericks will be the last batch available for voting--
but if you haven't yet sent us your limerick, you still can. We'll post it on
the site, but it won't be available for voting; it will, however, be available
for linguists the world over to admire! Send your limericks to anna [at]
linguistlist [dot] org.

And please consider donating to support LINGUIST List, which as far as we know
is the only distributor of linguistic limericks in the entire world:


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