17.1206, Winners: Of the Haiku Contest

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LINGUIST List: Vol-17-1206. Fri Apr 21 2006. ISSN: 1068 - 4875.

Subject: 17.1206, Winners: Of the Haiku Contest

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Date: 21-Apr-2006
From:  linguist < linguist at linguistlist.org >
Subject: Thanks for Making us Laugh! 

	
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Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 13:34:56
From:  linguist < linguist at linguistlist.org >
Subject: Thanks for Making us Laugh! 
 


Dear Subscribers,

The Haiku Contest is over! You have submitted very clever and
funny haikus--thank you! Now we are ready to announce the winners.

1st place: 

  To change a lightbulb,
  just rank Light above Same Bulb:
  Optimality.
  
  by Tony Davis (14 votes)

2nd place: 

 /h/ and /ng/ gently
 mocking--their distribution
 complementary.
 
 (note: /ng/ should be engma)
 
 by Trey Jones (13 votes)

3rd place: 

 Chickens cross the road
 to get case from the NPs,
 say syntacticians.
 
 by Sheri Wells-Jensen (10 votes)

4th place: 

 The lean dark man leaned
 Closer and gave the woman
 A bilabial thrill.
 
 by Brenda Boerger (9 votes)

5th place: 

 Some people say "pin",
 while others pronounce it "pen".
 Variation rules!
 
 by David Bowie (7 votes)

The 6th prize is for a randomly drawn haiku:

 Plato and Descartes,
 proved wrong by Hume and Darwin,
 Survive in Chomsky.
 
 by Chris Cléirigh

The winners will be contacted about the prizes shortly.

Thank you for adding fun to our Fund Drive (or is it Fun Ddrive?)!

Still enjoying your haikus,
-The LINGUIST Crew 






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