Grand Prize Winner for 2009…

The Dialect’s first annual Word Fun winners have been selected!

The Dialect’s “Word Fun” game winners have been accruing points on the “Score Board” throughout 2009 and The Dialect is pleased to announce the Grand Prize Winner and First Loser for 2009!

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With 10 points, the Grand Prize Winner is – – – Brad B.!!  Congrats!

Trailing close behind with 7 points, in Second Place (the First Loser) is  – – – T.ed!!  Jyeah!!

Each of these super language brainiacs will get a Prize sent to them in the mail – for free

Winners can choose from the following awesome prizes:

1.) New Pocket Hawaiian Dictionary by Pukui & Elbert (Super neat if you don’t have one yet!)

2.) Cien Años de Soledad por Gabriel García Márquez (The Classic in Español!)

3.) Fowler’s Modern English Usage (2nd Ed.) by H. W. Fowler (Not as good as the 1st Ed. but just as pretentious!)

4.) Slang Flash Cards by KnockKnock.biz (Super fun looking but only marginally funny.)

5.) Bouffe-Bœuf et Bang! by Beatrice Tanaka (Super cool and tall kid-style book about world hunger, imperialism, and nuclear proliferation – en français!)

6.) Or choose from the following grab bag books: Le Poule Herve Korian les Betes du Gevaudan, Dibatto sui Consigli di Fabbrica, Vocabulaire de Radiotechnique en Six Langues (#6 is Esperanto), Photography & Cinematography in Four Languages, URUTORAMAN ZEASU 2Mokslinio Socializmo Issipletojimas, English-Lao Phrasebook (for Laotians) (no, seriously, trust them.), English-Khmer Phrasebook (for Cambodians) (ditto.), Apes, Men, and Language, Lotta di Classe e Giustizia Borghese, Werther por Goethe (en Esp.), Ten Days that Shook the World (for Russian school kids)

Thanks to everyone who played!  Who knew that there’d be actual Prizes?!

Make sure to play Word Fun in 2010!

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5 Comments

  1. t.ed said,

    January 23, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    i wonder if jefferson knows my current address.

  2. Brad B said,

    January 24, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Awesome. I’m gonna go with choice 5. Bouffe-boeuf et bang. I need to bone up on my French. I’ll email you my address.

  3. thedialect said,

    January 24, 2010 at 2:14 am

    T.ed – email me your address and your pick for a prize!

  4. t.ed said,

    January 25, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Well, I would go with the grab bag, however, I am afraid that would incur high postage costs for you. I would only actually want the Ten Days that Shook the World from the grab bag if that is possible! I will email you my mailing address.

  5. thedialect said,

    January 27, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Both of y’alls prizes are in the mail. Yea-yah.


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