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LINGUIST List 23.1618

Fri Mar 30 2012

The Final Round of Limerick Voting Begins!

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

Date: 30-Mar-2012
From: LINGUIST List <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Choose Your 2012 Limerick Ultimate Supreme Champion
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Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers,

Prepare yourselves: the time has come for the Final Round of
the Grand 2012 Limerick Competition.

The winners from the first three rounds go head-to-head in
one last battle, vying for the title of Ultimate Supreme
Limerick Champion. Who will your vote carry to the top?


Our three contenders are:

1. Graham Shorrocks, Memorial University of Newfoundland

There is a young Linguist List Crew,
That's asking for dollars anew;
So send your donation
Without hesitation,
Be it many dollars or few.

2. Elaine May Smith, Mearns FM, Scotland

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!"

3. Brenda Boerger, SIL

There once was a linguist that's Sweet,
Who could place London speech within feet.
This philologist told
Of Germanic of old,
But left us before he could tweet.

Head over to the limericks page, pick your favorite, and
cast your ballot:


We'd also like to thank everyone who submitted limericks--
we had so many fabulous contenders that we needed to enshrine
them for posterity. You can see every single limerick
contributed to the contest at the Limerick Museum:


And what would a Fund Drive message be without a plea for
donations? Support the only website in the world which
distributes linguistic limericks:


The LINGUIST List Crew

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