Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Cool Competition for lots of audiobooks

Based on its REDEFiNE iT: Dictionary of Newfoundland English facebook group (honestly, this is actually interesting), the 'small but fine' audiobook publisher Rattling Books has issued a super New Year's Competition. Here are the details:
You now have until:January 14
"In one sentence state a New Year's Resolution using all of the Words of the Week issued thus far by the facebook group REDEFiNE iT : Dictionary of Newfoundland English. Your statement must include your resolution but may also include an explanation of its motivation or any contingencies you anticipate in the application of your resolution.
You may ply the words in the sense indicated by the Dictionary of Newfoundland English definitions of the words or one of the "redefinitions" of the words posted to this group. It's up to us to guess the meaning of your Resolution. A Jury will be struck and two weeks from now a winner and two runners up will be announced. Criteria for judging the winning three entries will be articulated by the Jury on announcing their final decisions! The winner will recieve one full set of Rattling Books audio titles (18 in total). The two runners-up will each recieve a copy of Merrybegot by Mary Dalton, the book that inspired this Facebook Group and a copy of The Big Why by Michael Winter in which the term "blue drop" appears so beautifully. Here is the List of Words to include in your New Year's Resolution
blue drop
nuzzle tripe
Post your Resolution on Rattling Books blog or on the REDEFiNE iT Facebook group page under the relevant Discussion Board Topic.
18 books. Pretty good win. Pretty good odds.


lifeboatjohn said...

Happy New Year Alison. Thanks for all the posts over the last year. Looking forward to more next year.

Best Wishes


Alison Dyer said...

And to you too, John. Am striving for joy this year. A

Rattling Books said...

Seeing this post I guess we'll be seeing a New Year's Resolution post from you?!

Alison Dyer said...

Janet, yah well I'm gonna give it a shot. Alison

Michael said...

Some days I shive to get my waddock together and get my New Year's bawn written out. That way there's a lewardly chance that I might actually follow it. This year though there isn't a blue drop's chance in... well in bawk of writing anything down. You see I gud have done it on time by the 14th and everything, but my drung broke down right where the boo meets the pishogue. I tried to have it fixed at the shop down by the angishore, but the guy there just yaffled at me and so did the other fellers. It really got my marl up, it did. I headed off to the bar where I droke several of Quidi Vidi's 1894s one after the other. And now I'm so merrybegot that I haven't the slightest clue what all this nuzzle tripe writing stuff I started to put down is all about. Was it something about New Year's?

Alison Dyer said...

tis all good michael!