Pieces Of A Wunderkind's Mind

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S(u)WAG Time!

on September 29, 2010

Did you know that “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.” is a grammatically valid sentence in the English language, used as an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used to create complicated linguistic constructs? I am not kidding. I can prove it.

The sentence is unpunctuated and uses three different readings of the word “buffalo”. In order of their first use, these are:

* the city of Buffalo, New York, which is used as a noun adjunct in the sentence and is followed by the animal;
* the noun buffalo, an animal, in the plural (equivalent to “buffaloes” or “buffalos”), in order to avoid articles;
* the verb “buffalo” meaning to bully, confuse, deceive, or intimidate.

So now, was I able to get you curious of how the sentence can be interpreted? Good. A catchy springboard is key! But enough about that as I could tackle it and expound on it on a separate blog post [if anybody would want me to ]. I have much more important stuff to share like the five (5) I ♥ BWnT VIP cards that I, in cooperation with Buffalo’s Wings N’ Things, would be giving away and be shipping for free to the winners’ doorsteps.

Before I proceed with the mechanics, I would want to let everyone know that the card comes with coupons with a cumulative value of up to P1,250. Here, let me share with you some of the perks of a BWnT VIP cardholder. One, discounts. Two, rebates. Three, freebies [and I mean free food] when used on cardholder’s birthday month. Four, even more freebies with a minimum single receipt of delivery and/or dine-in purchase of an amount specified in a particular coupon. Most importantly, a cardholder is entitled to exclusive monthly promotions as announced in Buffalo’s Wings N’ Things Facebook fan page. Isn’t that awesome?

Can’t wait to get your hands on a card? All you need to do are the following:

1. Log in to your Facebook account and visit the Buffalo’s Wings N’ Things Facebook fan page here.
2. LIKE their page, if you still haven’t.
3. On your Facebook wall, complete this sentence: “What I love the most about @Buffalo’s Wings N’ Things is ______. I am so ready to get buffaloed and I’m glad to get a chance to score an I ♥ BWnT Card via Pieces of A Wunderkind’s Mind.
Note: Answers should be unique, meaning, no two answers should be the same.
*HOW TO TAG: Type in the “@” symbol then follow it with the word “Buffalo’s Wings N’ Things”. This will prompt a drop-down menu box which will lead you to Buffalo’s Wings N’ Things. Click on it and you should see the “Buffalo’s Wings N’ Things” turn blue. You can only be able to do this if you have LIKEd their fan page.
4. Link this blog entry to your wall post. After writing the text above, click the “attach link” icon and paste the URL of this post [https://dashashash.wordpress.com/2010/09/29/suwag-time/]. You have a choice to pick a photo as thumbnail alongside the link or you may skip the thumbnail. It’s up to you as long as to link this blog entry to your post on BWnT’s page.
5. Change the privacy restriction of your post to “Everyone” before sharing/posting.
6. To check if your entry is valid, you should be able to see your post on the Buffalo’s Wings N’ Things wall.
7. The five winners will be the ones who will be posting 8th, 18th, 30th, 44th, and 60th.
8. You can post as many times as you wish for the duration of the contest as long as you don’t just copy-paste your answer. Remember: All answers must be unique.
Note: You can strategize on the timing of your post such that you’ll end up being a winner although you could only post two consecutive entries at a time. A third consecutive entry by the same person will not be valid and the next post [by another participant] will be the one counted.
9. Once your post is visible on the Buffalo’s Wings N’ Things wall, YOU CANNOT DELETE IT so as not to ruin the count. Let’s all be fair while having fun.
10. Winners will be announced here and will be informed through a personal message. Necessary information regarding shipping would be gathered from them.
11. Promo period is from September 29, 2010 until October 12, 2010 or when the the 60th post is made. In case that there would be less than five winners by the end of the promo period, the remaining cards will be raffled off and winners will be chosen via a randomizer.
12. Contest is open to all Manila residents only.

Goodluck to all and enjoy. It’s great to get buffaloed!

Credits to Mr. Robert M. Arendoque and the Buffalo Gals [Rose, Katie, and Cess] at the BF Parañaque branch for preparing the cards and for assisting me to make this promotion possible. Cheers!


Click here to see the list of winners.



7 responses to “S(u)WAG Time!

  1. Carmela says:

    indi ba pwede ung 1st post din ang tagal na pala 9 hrs na ako palang ung nauna hehe….thank u for this opportunity abangan ko ung pang 8th sali daw mga friends ko hehe…

    • dashashash says:

      hi, carmela. 🙂 thanks so much for joining. don’t worry, this contest will run for two weeks. Also, just as I’ve posted… if we still don’t have a complete set of winners [5 people] by the end of the promo period, I’ll choose the winners via random.org. 🙂

  2. torque15 says:

    hi! intrigued when i arrived, still confused upon writing this 🙂
    i’m still trying to label each buffalo word as to adjunct, noun or verb.
    please expound in a separate post hahaha oblige me will you 🙂
    and oh, about the contest, no manila addie for now.

  3. Helen Paler says:

    this is my entry:
    “What I love the most about Buffalo’s Wings N’ Things is the one of a kind wings only BWNT can offer. I amso ready to get buffaloed and I’m glad to get a chance to score an I ♥
    BWnT Card via Pieces of A Wunderkind’s Mind.

    > I’m sorry but I don’t know how to put the link..

    • dashashash says:

      hi helen! thanks for your response but you need to have a Facebook account in order to join. kindly read my mechanics carefully and try to do them step by step. i’ll be glad to assist you as you proceed. 🙂

  4. josephine soliman gregorio says:

    do we have winners na?

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