Friends, have you ever asked yourselves: “What’s the very best way to express my deep and abiding gratitude for the edifying and entertaining mini-essays and critiques that Fritinancy has been serving us—gratis!—for lo these nine years? Are there no tip jars? Are there no ‘like’ buttons?”
No and no, but I bring glad tidings nonetheless: You can show your love by voting for this blog in the annual Babla Language Lovers contest. I’ve been nominated in the Language Professional category; here’s a direct link.
Babla is primarily a multilingual dictionary, which is why the vast majority of nominees are translators. As far as I can tell, Fritinancy is the only nominee in the Language Professional category that specializes in names and the language of commerce, which ought to be reward enough, but of course it isn’t.
Also: This year, for the first time (even though I’ve been tweeting since 2008), my Twitter account has been nominated. To vote in the Twitter category, please search for me by name, Nancy Friedman.
And finally: I’m pleased to announce that Strong Language—the sweary blog about swearing—has been nominated in the Language Learning category.* The blog, to which I’m a contributor, is less than a year old, so this is heady stuff indeed.
More good news! You can vote for me, me again, and Strong Language without fear of conflict. Different categories! Shared glory!
As the spokesgents at Bartles & Jaymes used to say…
“Thank you for your support.”
* Yes, Language Learning. Surely you agree that learning the naughty words is a vital component of language acquisition.