LINGUIST List 14.749

Fri Mar 14 2003

All: FUNd Drive FUN Friday - Percy and Prizes...

Editor for this issue: Richard John Harvey <>


  1. linguist, The LINGUIST List Publisher Prize Draw - lots of goodies...
  2. linguist, The Continuing Saga of Percival: Catalan - A Real Cat Land
  3. linguist, HaHa HeHe HoHo
  4. linguist, The LINGUIST List Cookbook - another recipe
  5. linguist, How to Donate to LINGUIST and Contributors So Far

Message 1: The LINGUIST List Publisher Prize Draw - lots of goodies...

Date: 14 Mar 2003 09:26:26 -0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: The LINGUIST List Publisher Prize Draw - lots of goodies...

Welcome to FUNd Drive FUN Friday

***Total Raised So Far: $12,706.33*** ***Target: $50,000***

Sit back, relax, and start looking forward to the weekend. We know
you're diligent and hard working; we know you deserve a holiday; we
also know that you have done so much this week, you have earned a

And do we have some fun for you! For a start, Percival The LINGUIST
List Cat has been extending his world knowledge. Read all about his
travels in the next message.

To go with our Food and Cooking theme, we have some classic jokes and
puns for you, and we have also printed another recipe from The LINGUIST
List Cookbook. Check it out below.

But before you move on, let me give you some insider information about
some of the good things we have in stall for you:

**** The LINGUIST List Publisher Prize Draw ****

Yes that's right, we have some great things to give away once the fund
drive is over. We are just working out the fine details, but I know
that the following prizes will be up for grabs:

Cascadilla Press has most generously offered two prizes
1. WCCFL Proceedings 18-21 on CD-ROM - worth $80 - works on Mac or Win
2. Many Morphologies edited by Paul Boucher
Thank you Cascadilla!

Elsevier Science are giving away a years subscription to the whole of
ScienceDirect - check out the site at
Thanks to the Elsevier crew!

MIT Press have offered subscriptions to two of there well respected
1. Linguistic Inquiry
2. Computational Linguistics
Thanks MIT!

We should be announcing the prize draw for real in the next few days,
together with all the fine details etc.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank another of
our supporting publishers, John Benjamins. Last week they told us that
if we could take the fund drive total over $10,000 by Saturday 15
March, they would give us a very generous $1,500. At the time we were
just over $5,000. Well, thanks to many wonderful people out there, we
broke through the barrier in record time and Benjamins of course have
made good on their pledge. Thank you to all the team there!

And now, on with FUNd Drive FUN Friday.....
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Message 2: The Continuing Saga of Percival: Catalan - A Real Cat Land

Date: 14 Mar 2003 07:12:09 -0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: The Continuing Saga of Percival: Catalan - A Real Cat Land

That pesky delinquent Percival, The LINGUIST List Cat, has sent us
another postcard from his travels. Percy is the brains behind
LINGUIST, and without him it is mayhem here! Help us get him back so
the List can return to normal.

Paste this URL into your browser address line and print it off! He may
well be in your area:

Or visit the following page to see the photos:


Catalan - A Real Cat Land

Hola, �Qu� tal?

Percival here. I thought I'd keep you posted about my whereabouts; I'm
sure you're dying to know what I've been up to.

I'm here in Barcelona, enjoying the good food and the wonderful
architecture. After India I decided to head for Europe, so after some
serious talking and some cat-burglar like stealth, I landed in
Val�ncia. Catalan truly is a land for cats - as I worked my way up the
coast of the Balearic I met nothing but the friendliest of felines who
rolled over backwards to show me the hospitality of a king.

The hike has left me rather exhausted, especially since last night
when I arrived here I immediatly made friends with a local bunch who
kept me out until the early hours on a howling spree. Did we rumble
down la Rambla or what! Anyway, earlier this afternoon I managed to
take in the sites at a more sedate pace, enjoying some of the famed
Gaud� artwork that makes this city so unique. And of course, befitting
a cat of my stature, I sweet-purred my way into the kitchens of
Palacio G�ell and I intend to stay here for at least a night.

Well, have to go now. I hope everything is running smoothly on
LINGUIST without me; I'd like to tell you that I'll be back soon, but
I won't. Oh and by the way, you'll have to get up a lot earlier than
that if you think that cheapskate private detective you have on my
tail is gonna catch me!




Help us get Percival back - without him LINGUIST is just falling
apart. We have so much work for him to do! Make a donation now to the
'Get Percy Back Fund' at:


For detailed information about how to make a donation, read the last
message in this issue, or visit:

Percy, we miss you and we need you!
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Message 3: HaHa HeHe HoHo

Date: 14 Mar 2003 09:27:14 -0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: HaHa HeHe HoHo

Here's a few funnies that might just tickle you into a giggle...

~Waiter, this coffee tastes like mud!
 I'm not surprised, sir, it was ground only a few minutes ago.

~A Zen Buddhist walks into a pizza parlor and says, "Make me one with

~Some cooks have a shellfish attitude.

~A ham-and-cheese sandwich walks into a bar. The bartender says
 "Sorry, we don't serve food here."

~Waiter, what's this fly doing in my soup?
 Looks like the breast-stroke to me, sir.

Do you have any more like this? If you do, particularly related to
food or to linguistics, or even better both, send them to:


Please help us put smiles on the faces of linguists all around the
world for the next year.

You can make a donation now at:

For more detailed information about how to donate, see the last
message in this issue or visit:

Thank you for your support.
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Message 4: The LINGUIST List Cookbook - another recipe

Date: 14 Mar 2003 09:41:11 -0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: The LINGUIST List Cookbook - another recipe

Here's another recipe from our new cookbook. Remember, if you make a
donation to our fund drive, we will send you a Cookbook as a gift if
you like.

Southeast Asian Pork and Pumpkin by Ralph Eccles


-2 pork chops cut into 1. bite-size pieces (remove bone and excess fat) 
-1 t dry mustard 
-1 T peanut oil 
-salt and fresh ground black pepper 
-1/4 cup chopped yellow bell pepper 
-1/4 cup chopped yellow bell pepper 
-10 baby carrots quartered lengthwise 
 (thus creating yellow, orange and red slices just over an inch long) 
-1 celery stalk chopped in 1/4" pieces 
-1 green onion sliced thinly 
-1/4 cup sliced canned black olives 
-1 T .Thai Kitchen. Premium Fish Sauce
-1/4 - 1/2 t "A Taste of Thai" garlic chili pepper sauce 
-1 T .Mirin Sweetened Sake. mixed with 1 t freshly ground ginger 
-2 t Yellow Thai curry paste 
-1/2 cup pumpkin pie mix (canned)


1T marjoram ( 1/2 t if fresh) 2 t soy sauce 3/4 cup coconut milk
(Thai) fresh ground pepper Lightly salt the pieces of pork. Roll the
pieces of meat in the powdered dry mustard until well covered. Heat
oil over fairly high heat, but not enough to smoke. It is best to use
a wok and long chop sticks to saut the initial ingredients. Add the
meat to the hot oil and stir constantly. Once the meat starts to
brown, add the fresh vegetables and olives. Keep stirring for about a
minute. Grind plenty of pepper over the sizzling ingredients, then add
the fish sauce, chili pepper sauce, sake and ginger and stir for 15
.20 seconds, lower the heat, then cover and simmer for about a
minute. Uncover and quickly stir in the curry paste, pumpkin, marjoram
and soy sauce. Stir for about thirty seconds on medium heat, then add
the coconut milk and stir until smooth. Turn the heat back to low and
stir slowly for about a minute or two as the sauce thickens. Serve
immediately. Obviously good with rice.

If you would like to get the cookbook, our snazzy new apron or one of
our other gifts, please make a donation at:

Thank you for your support.
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Message 5: How to Donate to LINGUIST and Contributors So Far

Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 04:41:43 +0000
From: linguist <>
Subject: How to Donate to LINGUIST and Contributors So Far

This year we hope to raise $50,000 to support the students who work on
LINGUIST List and keep the list running. Thank you from all the crew
for your support.

The LINGUIST List is under the umbrella of Eastern Michigan University
and as such can receive donations through the EMU Foundation, which is
a registered 501(c) Non Profit organization. Our Federal Tax number
is 38-6005986. These donations can be offset against your federal and
sometimes your state tax return (U.S. tax payers only). For more
information visit the IRS Web-Site, or contact your financial advisor.

Many companies also offer a gift matching scheme, such that they will
match any gift you make to a non-profit organization. Normally this
entails your contacting your human resources department and sending us
a form that the EMU Foundation fills in and returns to your employer.
This is generally a simple administrative procedure that doubles the
value of your gift to LINGUIST, without costing you an extra
penny. Please take a moment to check if your company operates such a


You can make a contribution by selecting one of three convenient
payment methods: secure credit card form, check, or wire transfer.
You can also PLEDGE your support to LINGUIST and pay later, i.e. send
in a check. Also, if you do not want to use a credit card, but wish to
pay in a currency other than US Dollars, you can donate via our
European bank account held in Switzerland. See below for details:


Please make checks payable to 'The LINGUIST List Editorial Support
Fund'. The address is:

The LINGUIST Editorial Support Fund
Department of English Language and Literature
612 Pray Harrold
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MI, 48197

For details on how to transfer funds by wire, please contact LINGUIST
at the address Both an American and a
European bank account are available.

If you would like to make a pledge of support, please go to:

If you have already pledged to LINGUIST and would now like to pay 
by credit card, please go to:

and select 'PAY PREVIOUS PLEDGE' as the Type of Payment from the
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 - Plus 3 anonymous donors

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 International Pragmatics Assoc. 
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 MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 
 Multilingual Matters 
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