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We are so grateful to all who are being so "givey" (generous [DE, VA]) and helping to keep DARE afloat, both here on our website and through the GoFundMe campaign started by DARE friend and @UWMadison librarian @annaklewis: . Keep it up, logophiles!

Connecting the men's basketball Final Four run and all the great words Nigel Hayes has been using to stump stenographers with DARE's current plight, DARE friend and @UWMadison librarian @annaklewis has started a fundraiser to help keep us afloat: Go Badgers! Go DARE!

The DARE API is on the near horizon, and we'd be delighted to hear your suggestions for design specifications and have you pilot the API with an app of your creation. Contact Joan Hall ( with questions and ideas.

We are pleased to announce a special holiday sale by Harvard University Press. Save 50% on annual, individual subscriptions. The sale runs through January 31, 2015.  Gift subscriptions are also available! Use this order form [pdf] or call 617-384-7578.

What's a winter potato? Find out by watching Joan's interview with Jim Peck on Milwaukee Public Television's "I Remember."The program is now available online: MPTV/I Remember/program

Tune in tonight, November 24th at 6:30 pm, for Joan's interview with Jim Peck on "I Remember." The program will also be re-aired at 12:30 AM on the 25th and available at a later date on

Congratulations to DARE Board member Ben Zimmer for receiving the Linguistic Society of America's inaugural Linguistics Journalism Award!  Read all about it here.

Check out Carrie Roy's extraordinary online exhibition Words Count: A Rantum Scoot through DARE. In collaboration with DARE, Roy uses art as a means to explore vocabularies, text, and statistics. Check back for information about live exhibitions in Madison and Denver.

Congratulations to Amy Clark, DARE's 2014 Essay Contest winner for her lovely essay, "DARE to Dream". For her efforts, she has won a three-year subscription to Digital DARE. Nice work, Amy!

The accomplished author, Pulitzer Prize winner, and member of DARE's Board of Visitors will receive an honorary degree from the UW–Madison at this year's Spring Commencement. Congratulations! (Or, as we say here at DARE: Boy oh beans! This is the berries! Hoo-wee! Hot Ziggety!)

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