Listening to the podcast, and very grateful for it.
Congratulations on the Webby award.
You said there is a tradition of 5 word acceptance speeches, and asked for suggestions. I have been reading "the Power Of Babel" by John McWhorter, a delightful book about linguistics, and according to the book, there are several languages that pack an entire phrase into one word. Hungarian and Finnish have this property, and there are a few others, but the Inuit languages are the champs. They could pack a whole paragraph into 5 words.
So that's my suggestion, translate it into Inuit!
Here's an example from Wikipedia
tusaatsiarunnanngittualuujungaI can't hear very well.
This long word is composed of a root word tusaa- - to hear - followed by five suffixes:
-tsiaq- well-junnaq- be able to-nngit- not-tualuu- very much-junga 1st pers. singular present indicative non-specificfrom:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I...
I'd love to know if this works..
Enjoy your show immensely
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