Thursday, March 18, 2010

And the Winner is...

Brenda Bryan! Brenda found 19 "official" words in March--amazing!

Fourteen people entered; three came in at 17 words each: Kate, Angela, and Brighid.

Two people had 18 words each: Carol and my granddaughter Haley--who is disqualified because she copied from a list I had written! Sneaky kid. But smart. Who knew she was reading my blog?

Carol not only had 18 words, she offered definitions for several of the more obscure terms. like marc--did you know that is the word used for "the refuse of grapes, seeds etc after pressing?" I didn't. Or that char is a "trout with small scales?" (I thought it meant what I do to dinner sometimes.) Or that cham was a Tartar ruler? Carol also included M as the Roman numeral for 1,000--I didn't count this as a word since it's technically a symbol, and Rh as the symbol for Rhodium in chemistry. And ch is an abbreviation for "chancery," which means "Of or describing a court of equity as opposed to a court of common law." O.Kay. Carol, your extra work earned you a CD as well, so email me your mailing address. Anyone who goes to that much trouble deserves a reward, don't you agree?

Thanks to all of you who played: Brenda, Katina, Carol, Kate, Theresa, Nance, Brighid, Angela, Angel, Cheryl, Jackie, Tipper, Daneille, and yes, even you, Haley! Now, did I miss anyone? If I missed your name, please let me know in the comments--I think I got everyone, but I think many things that turn out to be not so.

The visitor count is rapidly approaching 150,000, so stay tuned for another giveaway when we reach that magic number.

13 comments:

Lynn said...

that sounds like a fun contest! I want to do the next one!

Angela said...

Congratulations Brenda!

Granny Sue, that was a fun game to play!

Maggie and Roger said...

Congratulations to the winner!! I'm so bummed because I totally forgot about doing this and I was gonna!!! I love this kind of stuff. :(
I would never have beat the winner though to be honest.
It's cool when we all learn something. :)

Granny Sue said...

This was fun, I agree-now to think of what kind of contest to do next...any suggestions?

Nance said...

I'm bummed too! I should have done my homework instead of shooting from the hip(story of my life). Congratulations, Brenda! Thanks, Sue!

mary said...

I'm impressed!! I think I only sent a half-dozen or so words -- Can you print the whole list??

Brighid said...

Thanks for the fun and congrats to the winner.

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Granny Sue said...

Yes, I'll post the who list, Mary, along with the words that I didn't accept.

TheresaandJay said...

Wow! Congratulations Brenda! What a fun thing to do on a rainy day! :)

hart said...

You missed me, but my list was far short of 19.--Jane

Granny Sue said...

Jane, I knew I'd missed one name! Thank you for letting me know.

Brenda said...

Thanks for the congrats!

I emailed Susanna the other day to tell her that the first time I saw her website was about an hour or so before the deadline of the word challenge. It was fun participating in the game, but more importantly, I've really enjoyed reading through the posts and all the links to other great blogs. This is all quite inspiring! I look forward to checking this site regularly.

Thanks Susanna for such a fun game and a special website.

Brenda

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