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Re: Another Poll Topic Worth Considering

by JaWi (Hermit)
on Sep 21, 2002 at 19:49 UTC ( #199802=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Another Poll Topic Worth Considering

I see your point Perl_usr, and I must agree with you on this one. However, most polls I've currently seen did have proper options without oxymorons in them. I guess the guy who made this poll up (who is (s)he, by the way?) had a minor slip of the mind. Most of the times his (or her) polls are quite well thought out and sensible/relevant...

I shouldn't be worried about this if I were you...

Update: I'm wondering which darking, and less humerous side, of me was posting this... Obviously, this poll is funny! I guess I shouldn't drink that much before trying to post here :-)

thelenm++: which was kind enough to point me to this!

-- JaWi

"A chicken is an egg's way of producing more eggs."

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Re: Re: Another Poll Topic Worth Considering
by thelenm (Vicar) on Sep 22, 2002 at 04:48 UTC
    Maybe it's just me, but I didn't think there was a slip of the mind at all.

    • Having both "less polls" and "fewer polls" is funny, because one is grammatically correct and one isn't.
    • "Funnier polls" is different from "more funny polls" ("funnier polls" implies keeping the number the same, but increasing the funniness). I guess in order to maintain parallelism, there could also have been a "seriouser polls" in addition to "more serious polls". Then again, "more serious polls" is ambiguous and could be interpreted either way. :-)
    • "Magnetic monopolls" and "fishing polls" are obviously just puns.
    • "Event notification" is also an indirect pun... the original option was "Event notification (polling sucks)", but I guess it was decided that saying it that way made the pun too explicit.

    Anyway, I think this poll was mostly intended to be humorous rather than serious, although we can "seriously" see from the results that people would like to see more polls.

    -- Mike


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