14.831, All: FUNd Drive FUN Friday: Percival da Cat and More

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-14-831. Fri Mar 21 2003. ISSN: 1068-4875.

Subject: 14.831, All: FUNd Drive FUN Friday: Percival da Cat and More

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Date:  21 Mar 2003 05:34:13 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  Roll up, roll up, step right this way...

Date:  21 Mar 2003 04:20:25 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  No Cat is an Island...

Date:  21 Mar 2003 05:43:47 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  The LINGUIST List Cookbook

Date:  Thu, 20 Mar 2003 22:20:07 +0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  How to Donate to LINGUIST and Contributors So Far

-------------------------------- Message 1 -------------------------------

Date:  21 Mar 2003 05:34:13 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  Roll up, roll up, step right this way...

Welcome Dear Linguists,

Yes, it's the day you've all been waiting for, yes ladies and
gentlemen, boys and girls, without further ado it gives me great
pleasure to present the one, the only...........(drum roll)

*** FUNd Drive FUN Friday ***

(trumpets sounding, people clapping and cheering...)

And what FUN do we have in store for you today! As we reach the end of
week three of the LINGUIST List Fund Drive, today is the day that we
get to cheer you up and make you smile - or at least do our very best
to try ;-)

Happy hearts make generous donations as we like to say here at FUNd Drive HQ.

So sit back, put your slippers on and enjoy the show....


- Excuse me, garson, do yo have frog legs?
- Of course.
- Would you please jump to the kitchen and bring me some hummus.

- A termite walks into to a bar and asks: "Where's the bar tender?"

- A skeleton walks into a bar and orders a beer and a mop.

Keep those jokes (and donations) rolling in - Send jokes, particularly
related to food or linguistics, to:

richard at linguistlist.org

If these jokes made you laugh, even a little, please help us with a
small donation. If every one of our 17,000+ subscribers gave us $5,
that would be $85,000 - we only need to raise $50,000.


You can make a donation now at:


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


Have a happy and wonderful Friday and thank you for your support.

-------------------------------- Message 2 -------------------------------

Date:  21 Mar 2003 04:20:25 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  No Cat is an Island...

Percy, that naughty LINGUIST List cat and superbrain behind all that
we do, has sent us another postcard from his travels. If you would
prefer to read this online, and see the photos he has sent us, visit:


We desperatly need Percival back! Without him we do not know how we
are going to reach our fund drive total of $50,000. If he were here,
we know that his shrewd and cunning wit would come up with lots of
ways to inspire you to make a donation. Please tell your friends to
keep a look out for him - he may be in your area as we speak. Print
this poster and put it up where everyone can see it:


And now, for the next installment of this epic tale, read on...


The Continuing Saga of Percival - The LINGUIST List Cat

Postcard 3: No Cat is an Island

Hey peeps,

Percy here, checking in with you guys; I hope all is well on the List
and Fund Drive is doing good.

As you can see from the photo, I decided to head for the sandy beaches
of Cat Island in the Bahamas - and man is life sweet or what! I have
been here for two days already, and I think I could live here for the
rest of my life. The sun, the sea, palm trees, a cold saucer of milk
on the beach at sunset... this is heaven. I tell you after the party I
had in Barcelona I needed some relaxation time. Also, that pesky
detective of yours must have gotten his brain into gear because he
almost caught me - better luck next time guys!

Of course, you know me, I'm never far from the action. Last night me
and a group of laid back island cats decided to spilligate and we sure
did show sef to dem ladies. The fishing here is great, and I'm told
that the diving is second to none. The island also has an amazing
history: did you know that the pirate Arthur Catt was a frequent
visitor here, so I'm not the first delinquent kitty to hide out in
this neck of the woods.

Anyway, must dash now, I'm meeting a very friendly feline who wants to
cook me cuckoo soup, whatever that is. I'd like to tell you that I'll
be home terreckly, but me no tink so.

Percy da Cat.


Help us get Percival back - without him LINGUIST cannot operate! 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 - come back all is forgiven! You can have the delux kitty
blanket and the grade A catnip no problems!

-------------------------------- Message 3 -------------------------------

Date:  21 Mar 2003 05:43:47 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  The LINGUIST List Cookbook

Here's another tasty dish from our new LINGUIST List Cookbook Volume
1. Remember that by making a donation to linguist you get to choose
one of our wonderful gifts, including this cookbook.

Check it out at: http://linguistlist.org/premiums.html

Quick California Rice and Beans - Suzanne Kemmer


- 2-3 tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2 large onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 large poblano pepper, seeded, cut in narrow strips
  and then cross-wise at 1/4 inch intervals
- 16 oz. can peeled Italian tomatoes with juice
- 16 oz. can pinto beans, drained and well rinsed
- 1/3 - 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (one small bunch)
- 1/2 cup grated mild cheddar cheese for garnish
- 1 cup long-grained brown rice
- ca. 1 2/3 cups water
- Salt to taste


Boil water for rice. Add rice and salt, stir, bring to a boil, then
lower heat and cook ca. 40 minutes covered over low heat until water

While rice is cooking, prepare the sauce in a large covered skillet or

1. Sautee onion in olive oil over medium heat until golden.

2. Add garlic and poblano pepper shards, sautee another minute or so
over medium high heat until seared but not too brown. Dribble in more
oil if necessary to keep from sticking to pan.

3. Add tomatoes with juice. Break up and bring almost to boil; let
cook several minutes uncovered over medium high heat, stirring.

4. Add beans. Mix gently and thoroughly and heat through, partially
covered, until piping hot.

5. Fold in chopped cilantro just before serving, reserving a little
for garnish.

6. Serve piled over hot rice with grated cheddar cheese and a bit of
cilantro on top. Serves 2-3 hungry people.

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Thank you for your support.

-------------------------------- Message 4 -------------------------------

Date:  Thu, 20 Mar 2003 22:20:07 +0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  How to Donate to LINGUIST and Contributors So Far

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