Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A Tongue-In-Cheek 4-of-J Giveaway

Hey, I love America, don't get me wrong. But I came across some things from a not-so-recent trip to Europe that I have yet to actually make use of, so I thought - I know, I'll have a sarcastic July 4th Giveaway!

So to celebrate our independence from the heinous British I'm giving away two keychains from the British Library, along with a dual American to English / English to American dictionary. It's so incredibly helpful. Take it with you when overseas so that you're not confused like I was when the girl at Subway asked me if I wanted salad on my sub.

All you have to do to enter is follow the blog and comment below. I'll pick a winner from the comments using Contest runs through Sunday night, 11:59 PM EDT.


Rowanwolf said...

LOL. Snarky to the core, ain't ya. My question is this: Is snarky English or American?? Look it up and let me know, will ya?

And ever wonder why the English like to use so many proper names as slang? For example, loo (which is short for Louis, right), lorrey (meaning Lori or Laurie?),jimmy, bobby, nick, roger, randy, and willy. I'm sure there are more. Anyway.. it's kinda funny when you think both countries speak English.

Happy 4th to all of you out there, English or American.

Anonymous said...

I love this! I am a HUGE Anglophile, so I tend to spend July 4th in a state of emotional conflict ("Yeah, it's great, that whole independence thing, but they are so awesome!"). My best trip EVER was the ten days I spent in the U.K. (and yes, I've been to Hawaii). I hope I win!

I follow your blog and tweeted your contest, but I have no idea how to copy that link here... I hope my ignorance doesn't disqualify me. :(

Jennifer said...

What a brilliant idea, Mindy! British stuff on the 4th. Love it! I am also a huge Anglophile, but that's hardly the point. I appreciate your shameless self-promotion, because that is the way of life for a writer! Well done. Well done, indeed!


Bethany Crandell said...

I loves me some Brits! Apples and pears and all that rot.

Happy 4th!