The last part of this contest took place on August 30. We all know what happened a week later, so obviously it took me a while to go back to the contest that accompanied this entire pregnancy. Now, however, I’m ready to announce the results of the contest.
The very last question was what annoyed me in the following paragraph:
Today, fast food workers across the United States are striking for higher pay. Paltry minimum wages mean that workers are paid as little as $7.25 an hour — not nearly enough to live off of, let alone raise a family. More than 13 percent of fast food workers rely on food stamps to make ends meet, and a disproportionate number of fast food employees are women of color.
Of course, I detest the “off of.” At the time I asked the question, I had just spent the entire summer semester grading mountains of essays where each line contained “off ofs.” Sometimes, they even came at the end of a sentence.
Sadly, this simple question made some people strangely aggressive.
And now the winners!
The absolute winner of the series is reader Z with 12 points. Wow, Z, you somehow managed to figure me out completely. 🙂 You will be getting a gift for this win soon.
The second place goes to reader Ol. with 9 points. This isn’t a completely clean win, though, because Ol. is a close personal friend. Ol., I owe you a meal at any place of your choosing in Montreal.
The third place goes to reader Paranoid with 6.5 points. Paranoid made me paranoid with how well she (?) knows me. Paranoid, if you see me at a conference somewhere, please approach me, and I will buy you drinks.
Of course, the biggest winner here is me because having such great, intelligent, cool readers is amazing. Thank you for existing, people!
See the scores of other participants under the fold.
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