A recent winner wrote this:
"Whittingtune, n., v.: A victim's apology for being the source of distress to the victimizer. 'My family and I are deeply sorry for all that Vice President Cheney and his family have had to go through this past week,' he Whittingtuned upon leaving the hospital.
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Recent contest winners penned the lyrics to the song Shenandoah, the state song of Virginia. One winner wrote:
O Shenandoah, I found religionThere's more...
In the land of Pat and Jerry.
No hurricanes will thunder near me.
I pray. They blow away
And head toward Venezuela.
(Jay Shuck, Minneapolis)