LINGUIST List 16.985

Fri Apr 01 2005

Ppuzzles: Ffor Ffun Ddrive Ffun Ffriday!!

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        1.     linguist, Ppuzzles Ffor Ffun Ddrive Ffun Ffriday!!
        2.     linguist, Can't afford to donate? Here are a few more original ideas!!
        3.     linguist, A List of the Ffunnest People in Linguistics!

Message 1: Ppuzzles Ffor Ffun Ddrive Ffun Ffriday!!

Date: 01-Apr-2005
From: linguist <>
Subject: Ppuzzles Ffor Ffun Ddrive Ffun Ffriday!!

Fund Drive 2005 is now on! Visit to donate now!
Hey there Fun Drivers!

It's time for another Ffun Ddrive Ffun Ffriday! Get your llamas out and pllay!

Thanks to everyone who's entered the Scavenger Hunt and and Limerick Contest -
what a wonderfully smart and creative bunch you are, dear readers!


If you haven't yet tried the Scavenger Hunt, it's an excellent way to remind
yourself of all the many services LINGUIST offers - and win $200 worth of MIT
press titles at the same time! It kicks off here:

There's still time to enter the Limerick Contest too, the winner of which will
win a whole year's subscription to any John Benjamins Journal!

Submit your limerick, or vote for the one that drew the most chortles out of you
funned-up Friday-feelinged folk, here:


As if all of these generously donated prizes and brain-frazzling puzzles weren't
enough, we've cooked up yet another way for you to whittle away the weekend -
and win again!!

Cascadilla Press has very generously donated prizes for the phonologists,
morphologists, acquisitionists and formalists among you! There's something for

This one's for the secret-agent in all of us: can you crack our codes, and find
our hidden messages?

To whet your appetite, here's a sample coded message:

dwez nizzyki ez hleddim em dwi zijlid juti nyti ob pa zozym "pulm du zdota
remkwezdekz" wuuaimky hwim zwi hyz em irinimdyla zjwuur.

For the rest of that message (and yes, there *is* a system to it) as well as
details of how to enter, simply point your browser at:


Without further ado, I'll hand you over my glamorous assistant, with details of
how you too can support the future of linguistics around the world.

Stay tuned for more news on Monday!!

- Your Ffun Ddrive Crew!

Current Total: $25,314
Target: $48,867
Total to go: $23,553
Amount you can donate to help: $anything at all

Message 2: Can't afford to donate? Here are a few more original ideas!!

Date: 01-Apr-2005
From: linguist <>
Subject: Can't afford to donate? Here are a few more original ideas!!

Dear Linguist Friends,

We want you, our valued Linguist List colleagues, to help us fundraise and
create awareness for Linguist List. This is your golden opportunity to give back
to Linguist List, and without strain to your pocketbooks. We have brainstormed
some unique ways for you to assist us, and we welcome your ingenious ideas!

Help Linguist List by:

Dip your pen into ink and write a letter about what Linguist List means to you
and send it to us. While you are at it, send it to all your friends!

Format any computer you work on so that is its homepage.

Monogram your clothing with "Linguist List" and you'll have a ready-made
conversation starter at your next cocktail party.

At your next birthday party, tell your friends that in lieu of gifts they should
subscribe to Linguist List.

Get together with friends and talk nothing but linguistics. See how long you can
last without deviating from the subject matter. Fine yourselves a dollar for
every deviation, and you'll collect your Fund Drive donation in no time!

Hang out with a teenager and get them interested in the field of linguistics.
Teach what you know. While you're at it, refer them to a great web site, such as
Linguist List, where they can find plenty of interesting information on the

Download posters, send out emails and give your classmates a time and place to
hand in their donations to Fund Drive. Donate together and watch your school
rocket to the top of the Grad School Challenge! Find everything you need at

LINGUIST LIST ARE ENDLESS! Most fundraising simply involves asking for money,
but for those of you who can't donate financially or want to become a more
connected member in the linguistic community, please consider one of the options
listed above, or any original ideas of your own.

Help build awareness and enthusiasm for Linguist List!

With many thanks,

Vanessa Manion

P.S. Of course, if you'd like to stop by we
aren't going to stop you...

Message 3: A List of the Ffunnest People in Linguistics!

Date: 01-Apr-2005
From: linguist <>
Subject: A List of the Ffunnest People in Linguistics!

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