It is with shy (yet justified!) pride that I announce that this blog has been nominated in Lexiophiles' prestigious (yet obscure!) Top 100 Language Blogs 2010 competition in the Language Professionals category.
May I speak candidly? While I am indeed a language professional, I don't make a dime from writing Fritinancy. Frankly, if it weren't for the glory — yes, even the obscure and meaningless glory — I doubt I'd muster the will to carry on.
So I beseech you: Vote for Fritinancy.
Last year you (or someone who votes along your party lines) catapulted Fritinancy into fourth place in the Lexiophiles contest. My sole ambition this year is to duplicate that performance, although of course besting it would make me deliriously happy, and I'd bake cookies for all of you as a token of my gratitude.
Thank you for your support.
* Pander: 1. To act as a go-between or liaison in sexual intrigues; to function as a procurer. 2. To cater to the lower tastes and desires of others or exploit their weaknesses. Ultimately from Pandarus, the character in Chaucer's "Troilus and Criseyde" and Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida" who arranges the hookup, so to speak, between Cressida, a Greek woman, and Troilus, an enemy Trojan. In a nutshell, Pandarus is a pimp, Cressida is a discontinued Toyota sedan, and it's all irrelevant because I'm using Definition #2. Vote for Fritinancy, dammit.