Thursday, 15 February 2007

A CAMPAIGN

Like they do in politics and stuff.

So I've got to raise ten thousand pounds to do two LOVELY plays. (In saying this I am giving out a Crucial Clue about my chosen career. It is true, boys and girls, I am a Theatre Director!)

Blimey.

I have invented a Clever Thing.


Would you like to buy a word? They are only a pound and you can choose whichever one you want.

You will be the envy of your friends!

"I own a word!" you will be able to shout all over the place.

"I have contributed to The Arts!" you will be able to say a bit more quietly.

"For a simple pound" you will be able to whisper to yourself as you drift off to sleep at night, sighing gently with contentment.

*sigh*

All you need to do is a very little click.

Here.

(Then tell anyone you have ever met)

52 comments:

Cheerful One said...

Miss Tickle this is a marvellous idea and as soon as I am not rushing slightly late to work then I shall make the link from my blog to your wonderful word sale. And buy one, too, obviously.

:)

Edvard Moonke said...

Hi,

I am now the proud owner of the word 'lobsters'.

Certainly the most expensive word I've ever owned but the cheapest lobsters.

Good luck with the play.

Miss Tickle said...

Thank you Edvard! Enjoy the lobsters.

Cheerful One, thank you. You are lovely.

andre said...

I have bought 2 words: Romance and Sarah


and I will put the 'buy a word' image in my side bar when I do new posts!

Miss Tickle said...

I saw! In a minute you will see the changes.

Thank you Mr Andre. You're ace.

andre said...

But this is a GOOD IDEA.

Have now added logo to side bar

Fussy Bitch said...

How wonderful! I just became a patron of the arts and bought a naughty word!

Miss Tickle said...

FB, would you like me to you your real name, or your blog name?
x
PS. Thank you!

mike said...

I have sponsored the word "bottom".

Miss Tickle said...

Mike, hello, thank you and you are a genius.

I like bottoms.

An Unreliable Witness said...

I have purchased 'delicious' and 'brains'. Because, well, because brains are delicious, aren't they?

Consider your scheme linked too, which should bring you in, ooh, literally ones of hits.

anna said...

Is there any kind of 'Buy a word' button that *won't* make me be sick a little in my mouth?

I have bought the word suddenly. Although now I want enough words to make a sentence. But that's just greedy.

Miss Tickle said...

Anna, I can only apologise for the little bit of sick.

Buy a sentence! Throw caution to the wind!

Mr Unreliable, I am honoured. Thank you. (And brains are just yummy, aren't they?)

Jack said...

I have proud and happy to be the new owner of chutney.

The Goldfish said...

I own nothing. Paid good money for it. Also contemplating - which I felt wholy necessary following such a purchase.

Best of luck!

anna said...

Oh god, me and my unbearable need to create order. One word would have been fine, but no, I needed to own a whole invisible sentence.

*sigh*

yay.

zoe said...

i own the word twat and peculiar, because that was a peculiar word to buy first. but not many would be surprised.

Miss Tickle said...

But what a sentence Anna! "Suddenly everything is coming together." I love it.

Obviously Zoe, yours also has a certain charm.

Andy Ramblings said...

Very nice Idea, have just bought Breakfast and dinner.... 2 of the most important times of the day for me...

Cheerful One said...

I have got 'eat' and 'food'

Because..well...you know :)

Fussy Bitch said...

My blogname please my dear Miss. My identity must remain forever secret in case the Queen finds out.

I will also put your heart in my sidebar to attempt to get you another one pound.

Smith said...

Forgive my impatience but I have bought 'love' and 'I' and 'you' for my boyfriend. What happens now?

Farty said...

I am now the proud owner of sparkling . Please use the above name. Fnarr.

megg said...

I am here via a link from someone else's blog & I now own, 'beautiful.' Good luck with your quest!!

Guyana-Gyal said...

THis is such a clever idea, I will most definitely pass it around to others so they can buy too. If I could buy a word or two, I would but it's difficult from here, where I am. I will ask others to buy for me.

Miss Tickle said...

Andy Ramblings: Yum.

Cheerful One, but of course!

FB: Thought as much, have done so. And thank you! Hoorah!

Smith: Just as soon as I have sorted out some technical quibbles (GRR) the words you own will magically change. If you would like them to change to your boyfriend's name to declare your devotion to the whole world, let me know and It Shall Be Done.

Farty: Your wish is my command. And thank you.

Megg: Thank you! I hope your beautiful gets into everything you do!

GG: I am, of course, sad to miss you, but glad of your lovely approval. x

Miss Tickle said...

There are some technical hitches, I will be getting cross with people on telephones tomorrow to make sure it all goes smoothly. Sorry for now!

Miss T.

Timbo said...

Well, I bought 'Charlotte' and 'saw'. I don't know what this says about my mental state.

La-Que-Sabe said...

This is such a good idea! Got 'summer' & 'stars' which probably erodes my carefully cultivated cynical pose but what the hell! :)

Have linked as well. Hope you get a few more pennies from it.

Miss Tickle said...

Timbo hello! Have you just seen a girl called Charlotte? (The other possibility is a bit too gruesome to contemplate).

La-Que-Sabe: Hello and welcome and thank you very much. Beautiful words. Sod cynicism!

Bob said...

bought "new", 'cause why not, and added a link to you in my sidebar.

Good luck!

Miss Tickle said...

Thank you Bob! New seems like a very nice a shiny type of a word.

Timbo said...

My girlfriend is a Charlotte, which makes the 'saw' thing even more troubling.

mike said...

I have added "fingers" to "bottom". As you do...

fiona said...

miss tickle! I arrived late after a rambling few days, but just in time to buy the world. hurray!

lucy van blogzira said...

when it's finished you can sell it as a whole new play and double your takings.

well, maybe.

I bought happiness already, but I'm thinking of buying more words.

Miss Tickle said...

Fiona, and what better way to announce your arrival than to buy the world? Nice to have you back.

Miss Lucy, you are currently my favourite "new" sentence in the play: "She WAS my Lucy Pepper."

Gorgeous.

lady miss marquise said...

How very novel, indeed!

I am off to buy *wobbly*... it's my favourite!

Miss Tickle said...

Oh Lady Miss, "wobbly" is an excellent choice. How nice to see you, and thank you.

fiona said...

Miss Tickle! how appropriate! I DO have trouble keeping pace betimes. Now I will buy more and so will anyone I can think of to hassle about it. Hurray!

Martin said...

Miss Tickle, I just bought 'Yes', does that mean every Yes in you text is mine, or just the first?

B-)

Miss Tickle said...

Hello Martin, I'm afraid it is one pound per word, so you have one yes.

Do, of course, feel free to purchase more...

And thank you!

Mr Farty said...

I see. So if I wanted to buy the, then the the that I bought would be the the that appears first in the first line but not any other the in the play - unless I specified that the the I really wanted was the the before twenty second floor. Presumably I couldn't buy the the from The Goldfish or The Sophist, because that would just be silly.

*goes for a lie down*

btw, I've linked to your appeal in my new blog.

Miss Tickle said...

Mr Farty, EXACTLY.

You are so clever.

And the link has been returned from the buy a word page.

Hoorah!

Fussy Bitch said...

This is so very not 'buy a word' related but, Miss Tickle, I must ask!

Who is that hunk you replaced Justine with? He reminds me very much of the gorgeously high cheekboned man that played Spike in Buffy but I don't think it's him (unless he has stopped smoking and gained weight like some other people who shall remain nameless)

The Witch Doctor said...

From across the pond I have bought the word 'Flatter'

dunno why, it just jumped at me...

and consider yourself linked ;)

Miss Tickle said...

FB: It is him! James Marsters. YUM.

Hello the witch doctor, thank you for buying "flatter", a lovely word. And thank you for linking... Will be updating tonight so keep your eyes peeled.

Not literally.

Ouch.

Cat said...

Hello, Miss Tickle - I am very taken with this idea and hope my purchase of "love" was a success. I have linked through my blog so my lovely readers can also buy things.

Lady Bracknell said...

Lady Bracknell is now officially flawed.

Miss Tickle said...

Lady Bracknell, thank you. I am only sorry we couldn't offer you handbag.

Hello Cat! I am glad to have taken you with my idea, and I hope it wasn't in any way painful.

pierre l said...

I managed to corner "suddenly", but there were lots of those.
Best of luck for the rest of the week. BTW I also have computer (or computing, I am not sure), but there was only one of these!

Miss Tickle said...

Pierre, your cornering is greatly appreciated.

We are gritting our teeths and hoping a miracle happens...