Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Parts of Speech #2: With an Accent

Greetings! And welcome to Week 2 of PARTS OF SPEECH, where I take a famous speech from history, chunk it up and mix it around, and then you have to figure out who gave the speech, where they gave it, and the date they gave it.

Last week's pilot episode was supereasy; this week's might actually require some research. The challenge comes from being the first one to tune in at the right time and being the first to enter your guess -- and tracking down the other information about the speech, too.

The Rules

Enter your guess for the identity of the clip (SPEAKER, LOCATION, AND DATE) as a comment here on the blog. Standard rules apply (Judge's decision final, have fun, blah blah blah). I'll count minor misspellings as correct (as long as you're mostly right), but the date must be exact. Location should include at least city and state/country; if you'd like to be more specific, feel free.

I'll accept comment-entries until Wednesday, June 9, at 7:00 p.m. The first person to enter the correct speaker, location, and date of speech, wins! You can submit your comment-entry starting at 7:00pm EDT tonight, but I'll wait until after the deadline to approve/post any comments.

You may enter as often as you like -- like, if it's between two speakers or two dates or whatever -- but each comment/entry will be counted independent of your other entries; so if you get the speaker right in one entry but wrong in another, it only counts as correct in the one you got it right in. (Got that?) If you're reading this on Facebook, go to the blog: http://sssemester.blogspot.com to hear the quiz and enter your comment/entry.

The Grand Prize -- Normally there will be one, I think.

This is only the second week of this particular game. If I get more feedback that this is kind of fun, and I decide to do it on a weekly basis like the Song! Challenge!, then I'll start giving out prizes. Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments section -- like, if this is fun or not. I figure it's something to do for the people who aren't into music but who want to play along.

And hey! If you'd like to participate as a prize sponsor by donating a prize valued at $10 or more, please e-mail me at SSSemester(at)yahoo(dot)com.

(Almost) Everybody "Wins"

Again, if this takes off, maybe I'll also have an (Almost) Everybody "Wins" prize, too.

Readysetgo by clicking the player below:

* It's looking like the following schedule will be my plan for a while:
Sunday: MicroscoPICS
Tuesday: Parts of Speech
Thursday: Pop Culture Math
Saturday: Song! Challenge!


Carol Lee said...

Radio Address by Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister, September 3, 1939 from the cabinet room at 10 Downing St, London, England

Carol Lee

Carol Lee said...

Radio Address by Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister, September 3, 1939 in the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing St, London, England

Carol Lee

Amanda M. said...

Name: Neville Chamberlain
Date: September 3, 1939
Location: 10 Downing Street, City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

Alison Inaz said...

Neville Chamberlain, 10 Downing Street (London), September 3, 1939.

Ryan R. said...

Neville Chamberlain, PM of Great Britain in his declaration of war against Germany on Sept 3, 1939, in a speech to Parliament, London, England.