Parkies Can Earn Points in Wedding Game

Katie Baker, a staff writer for, has devised a NUPTIALS (Names, Universities, Parents, Tropes, Identifiers, Avocations, Locales, and Special Situations) algorithm for determining who’s “winning” in The New York Times’ “Weddings/Celebrations” section. According to her system, an announcement gets one point if either of the betrothed went to SMU, and another point is earned if “Highland Park, Texas” is mentioned in any capacity.

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