Twitter poll

Wednesday, 29 February 2012 20:25
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Some people use Twitter a lot, some use it rarely… I’m not sure whether it’s my generation or what, but using it multiple times in a hour, perhaps even for nearly-real-time conversations, seems strange to me; it’s not something I’m used to.

What’s your Twitter usage?

Poll #9707 Twitter
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 20


Do you have a Twitter account?

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Nope.
4 (20.0%)

Yep!
16 (80.0%)

Yep! Several, in fact.
0 (0.0%)

What’s a Twitter?
0 (0.0%)

Twitter killed my father, you insensitive clod!
0 (0.0%)

How often do you post on Twitter, on average?

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About every 2 minutes (all the time)
0 (0.0%)

About every 3 minutes (about 20 times an hour)
0 (0.0%)

About every 5 minutes (about 12 times an hour)
0 (0.0%)

About every 8 minutes (about 8 times an hour)
0 (0.0%)

About every 13 minutes (about 4 times an hour)
0 (0.0%)

About every 21 minutes (about 3 times an hour)
0 (0.0%)

About every 34 minutes (about twice an hour)
0 (0.0%)

About every 55 minutes (about once an hour, or about 25 times a day)
1 (5.0%)

About every 89 minutes (about 15 times a day)
0 (0.0%)

About every 144 minutes (about 10 times a day)
0 (0.0%)

About every 233 minutes (about 6 times a day)
0 (0.0%)

About every 377 minutes (about 4 times a day)
2 (10.0%)

About every 610 minutes (twice a day or so)
1 (5.0%)

About every 987 minutes (once or twice a day, or about 10 times a week)
0 (0.0%)

About every 1597 minutes (once a day or so, or about 6 times a week)
0 (0.0%)

About every 2584 minutes (about 4 times a week)
0 (0.0%)

About every 4181 minutes (2 or 3 times a week)
4 (20.0%)

About every 6765 minutes (once or twice a week, or about 6 times a month)
2 (10.0%)

About every 10946 minutes (about once a week, or about 4 times a month)
0 (0.0%)

About every 17711 minutes (2 or 3 times a month)
1 (5.0%)

About every 28657 minutes (once or twice a month, or about 18 times a year)
2 (10.0%)

About every 46368 minutes (about once a month, or about 11 times a year)
2 (10.0%)

About every 75025 minutes (about 7 times a year)
0 (0.0%)

About every 121393 minutes (about 4 times a year, or about once a season)
1 (5.0%)

About every 196418 minutes (2 or 3 times a year)
0 (0.0%)

About every 317811 minutes (once or twice a year)
0 (0.0%)

About every 514229 minutes (about once a year)
0 (0.0%)

About every 832040 minutes (about twice in 3 years)
0 (0.0%)

About every 1346269 minutes (about twice in 5 years)
0 (0.0%)

About every 2178309 minutes (every 4 years or so)
0 (0.0%)

About every 3524578 minutes (every 7 years or so)
0 (0.0%)

About every 5702887 minutes (every 10 years or so)
0 (0.0%)

About every 9227465 minutes (every 20 years or so)
0 (0.0%)

About every 14930352 minutes (every 30 years or so)
0 (0.0%)

About every 24157817 minutes (every 50 years or so)
0 (0.0%)

About every 39088169 minutes (maybe once in my life)
0 (0.0%)

Never have, never will.
0 (0.0%)

I said I haven’t got a Twitter account!
4 (20.0%)

Also, if you want to follow me, I’m “mizinamo” on Twitter. I very rarely post, though, and don’t read very often. But I do tend to add people I like, as a kind of marker of friendship; just be aware that it’s not a very efficient way of communicating with me :)

So, if you want, let me know what your Twitter account is, if I’m not following you already! Comments are screened. (Let me know if you want a comment unscreened.)

pne: Plush Martin wearing a Santa Claus hat (Christmas)

Happy New Year 2011!

Poll #5490 New year’s resolution
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 12


What’s your New Year’s resolution? (Pick whatever you consider your “main screen”. If you can’t find the exact resolution, pick something close, and optionally comment with the exact value.)

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40×1 (e.g. refreshable Braille display)
0 (0.0%)

A character-cell resolution beneath 80×25
0 (0.0%)

80×25
0 (0.0%)

A character-cell (non-graphical) resolution above 80×25
0 (0.0%)

A graphical resolution below 320×240
0 (0.0%)

320×240 (QVGA)
0 (0.0%)

640×480 (VGA)
0 (0.0%)

800×600
0 (0.0%)

1024×768
2 (16.7%)

1152×864
0 (0.0%)

1280×720 (HD 720p)
0 (0.0%)

1280×1024
3 (25.0%)

1400×1050
1 (8.3%)

1600×768
0 (0.0%)

1680×1050
1 (8.3%)

1600×1200
1 (8.3%)

1920×1080 (HD 1080p)
0 (0.0%)

1920×1200
4 (33.3%)

2048×1536
0 (0.0%)

2560×1080
0 (0.0%)

2560×1600
0 (0.0%)

2560×2048
0 (0.0%)

Larger than 2560×2048
0 (0.0%)

poll: Megan

Wednesday, 29 December 2010 16:09
pne: A picture of a plush toy, halfway between a duck and a platypus, with a green body and a yellow bill and feet. (Default)
Poll #5465 Megan
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 18


How would you typically pronounce the name "Megan"?

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ˈmeɡən (MEGG-an)
13 (72.2%)

ˈmeɪɡən (MAY-gun)
5 (27.8%)

ˈmiːɡən (MEE-gun)
0 (0.0%)

some other way which I'll talk about in comments
0 (0.0%)

pne: A picture of a plush toy, halfway between a duck and a platypus, with a green body and a yellow bill and feet. (Default)
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 18


Do you have a will? (as in "document indicating what to do after you die" not as in "motivation, drive")

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Yes
2 (11.1%)

No
15 (83.3%)

Kind of/other; I'll explain in comments
1 (5.6%)

If you have a will: when did you draw it up? (Either your age, or the occasion, e.g. "when reaching 18", "when I got my first child", "when I bought a house", etc.)

Do you have a living will? (e.g. what to do in certain medical situations when you cannot say so yourself; aka advance health care directive, personal directive, advance directive, or advance decision)

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Yes
3 (16.7%)

No
15 (83.3%)

Kind of/other; I'll explain in comments
0 (0.0%)

Which of the following foods and/or food additives do you have problems with (allergies, intolerance, etc.)?

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lactose
2 (50.0%)

cow's milk in general
1 (25.0%)

milk in general
1 (25.0%)

beef
0 (0.0%)

gluten
1 (25.0%)

wheat
0 (0.0%)

corn/maize
0 (0.0%)

rye
0 (0.0%)

barley
0 (0.0%)

buckwheat
0 (0.0%)

soy
1 (25.0%)

rice
0 (0.0%)

peanuts
2 (50.0%)

hazelnuts
1 (25.0%)

walnuts
2 (50.0%)

tree nuts in general
1 (25.0%)

sesame seeds
0 (0.0%)

poppy seeds
1 (25.0%)

egg yolks
1 (25.0%)

egg whites
0 (0.0%)

eggs in general
0 (0.0%)

apples
0 (0.0%)

peaches
1 (25.0%)

pears
0 (0.0%)

strawberries
0 (0.0%)

bananas
1 (25.0%)

kiwis
0 (0.0%)

chestnuts
1 (25.0%)

tomatoes
0 (0.0%)

avocadoes
0 (0.0%)

celery
0 (0.0%)

shellfish
0 (0.0%)

seafood in general
0 (0.0%)

protein in general
0 (0.0%)

spices
0 (0.0%)

natural colouring
0 (0.0%)

synthetic colouring
1 (25.0%)

preservatives
1 (25.0%)

something else (e.g. other food additives), which I'll mention in comments
0 (0.0%)

What do you call those little things that store data in flash memory and have a USB connector? (Check all that apply.)

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ThumbDrive
2 (11.1%)

JumpDrive
0 (0.0%)

DiskOnKey
0 (0.0%)

Pen Drive
5 (27.8%)

TravelDrive
0 (0.0%)

DataTraveler
0 (0.0%)

keydrive
1 (5.6%)

thumbdrive
5 (27.8%)

USB flash drive
7 (38.9%)

USB stick
13 (72.2%)

stick
3 (16.7%)

USB
3 (16.7%)

USB flash removable disk
0 (0.0%)

memory stick
5 (27.8%)

USB memory key
1 (5.6%)

memory key
0 (0.0%)

key
0 (0.0%)

thingy
2 (11.1%)

something else, which I'll mention in comments
4 (22.2%)

What's the most common word you would use?

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ThumbDrive
1 (5.6%)

JumpDrive
0 (0.0%)

DiskOnKey
0 (0.0%)

Pen Drive
0 (0.0%)

TravelDrive
0 (0.0%)

DataTraveler
0 (0.0%)

keydrive
0 (0.0%)

thumbdrive
0 (0.0%)

USB flash drive
1 (5.6%)

USB stick
12 (66.7%)

stick
0 (0.0%)

USB
1 (5.6%)

USB flash removable disk
0 (0.0%)

memory stick
0 (0.0%)

USB memory key
0 (0.0%)

memory key
0 (0.0%)

key
0 (0.0%)

thingy
1 (5.6%)

something else, which I'll mention in comments
2 (11.1%)

pne: A picture of a plush toy, halfway between a duck and a platypus, with a green body and a yellow bill and feet. (Default)

D'oh! I messed up on the "number of days in a month". Please ignore that question and use this poll instead. (You'll probably have to use your "Back" button afterwards to get back to this entry, since the extra poll will take you to a dummy entry after submission.)

Poll #3382 Days in a month
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 17


What's the maximum number of days in a month?

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Mean: 30.24 Median: 31 Std. Dev 2.82
160 (0.0%)
170 (0.0%)
180 (0.0%)
191 (5.9%)
200 (0.0%)
210 (0.0%)
220 (0.0%)
230 (0.0%)
240 (0.0%)
250 (0.0%)
260 (0.0%)
270 (0.0%)
280 (0.0%)
290 (0.0%)
301 (5.9%)
3115 (88.2%)
320 (0.0%)
330 (0.0%)
340 (0.0%)
350 (0.0%)

Poll on some things whose values differ from person to person, such as number of continents )

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Saturday, 8 May 2010 21:32
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Suggested answer format includes both location name and latitude/longitude for NSEW, and both location name and distance for the last question, but feel free to answer however you'd like.

Poll #3064 Furthest NSEW
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 7


What's the furthest west you've ever been?

What's the furthest east you've ever been?

What's the furthest north you've ever been?

What's the furthest south you've ever been?

What's the furthest you've ever been from the place you were born?

pne: A picture of a plush toy, halfway between a duck and a platypus, with a green body and a yellow bill and feet. (Default)
Poll #2992 Clusters
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 19


Which cluster is your journal on?

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Alpha Centauri
9 (47.4%)

Betelgeuse
7 (36.8%)

Capella
3 (15.8%)

One you didn't know about; I'll fill out the next question
0 (0.0%)

If your journal is on a cluster I haven't heard of yet: what's the name of that cluster?

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Poll #1889 Teletubbies
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 6


Who's your favourite Teletubby?

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Tinky-Winky
1 (16.7%)

Dipsy
0 (0.0%)

Laa-Laa
0 (0.0%)

Po
2 (33.3%)

I like all of them equally
0 (0.0%)

I refuse to admit knowing the Teletubbies, let alone having a favourite one
3 (50.0%)

What's a Teletubby?
0 (0.0%)

Which colour is Tinky-Winky?

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Red
0 (0.0%)

Orange
1 (16.7%)

Yellow
0 (0.0%)

Green
0 (0.0%)

Blue
0 (0.0%)

Indigo
1 (16.7%)

Violet
4 (66.7%)

Which colour is Dipsy?

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Red
0 (0.0%)

Orange
0 (0.0%)

Yellow
1 (16.7%)

Green
5 (83.3%)

Blue
0 (0.0%)

Indigo
0 (0.0%)

Violet
0 (0.0%)

Which colour is Laa-Laa?

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Red
0 (0.0%)

Orange
0 (0.0%)

Yellow
5 (83.3%)

Green
0 (0.0%)

Blue
0 (0.0%)

Indigo
0 (0.0%)

Violet
1 (16.7%)

Which colour is Po?

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Red
6 (100.0%)

Orange
0 (0.0%)

Yellow
0 (0.0%)

Green
0 (0.0%)

Blue
0 (0.0%)

Indigo
0 (0.0%)

Violet
0 (0.0%)

What is Tinky-Winky's signature object?

What is Dipsy's signature object?

What is Laa-Laa's signature object?

What is Po's signature object?

Tinky-Winky is...

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a girl
1 (16.7%)

a boy
5 (83.3%)

androgynous
0 (0.0%)

non-gendered
0 (0.0%)

none of the above
0 (0.0%)

Dipsy is...

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a girl
0 (0.0%)

a boy
5 (83.3%)

androgynous
1 (16.7%)

non-gendered
0 (0.0%)

none of the above
0 (0.0%)

Laa-Laa is...

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a girl
5 (83.3%)

a boy
0 (0.0%)

androgynous
0 (0.0%)

non-gendered
1 (16.7%)

none of the above
0 (0.0%)

Po is...

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a girl
5 (83.3%)

a boy
1 (16.7%)

androgynous
0 (0.0%)

non-gendered
0 (0.0%)

none of the above
0 (0.0%)

How old would you say the Teletubbies are? (Judging by their speech, actions, behaviour, etc.; compared to a human baby/infant/toddler)

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Mean: 1.67 Median: 2 Std. Dev 0.47
00 (0.0%)
12 (33.3%)
24 (66.7%)
30 (0.0%)
40 (0.0%)
50 (0.0%)
60 (0.0%)
70 (0.0%)
80 (0.0%)
90 (0.0%)
pne: A picture of a plush toy, halfway between a duck and a platypus, with a green body and a yellow bill and feet. (Default)

I'm in a bit of a quandary right now as to what kind of grammar to use around Amy when it comes to subject vs. object forms of pronouns.

The thing is, I was taught to use the subject form ("I, he, she") in certain constructions, but it seems to me that the object form ("me, him, her") is more natural to a large number of native English speakers.

The subject form is more correct according to conservative, prescriptive grammar; it also matches with what German (which inflects more strongly than English) does. But I wonder whether I should use this form or whether it's dated and unnatural.

The classic example is comparison statements. Does one say "He is bigger than me but she is exactly as big as me" or "He is bigger than I but she is exactly as big as I"? (There is, of course, also "He is bigger than I am but she is exactly as big as I am", where I think everyone uses the subject form of the pronouns, but that seems rather stilted to me, too, as the default form.)

Another example: Amy showed me a picture she had drawn in kindergarten and explained to me who the people on it were: "This is Anne and that am I and that is Nea". Fine in German ("das bin ich") but not only is the verb wrong for English (I think), the pronoun form is also questionable. I think it should be "...and that's ___" (with "is" rather than "are") but I'm not sure whether to say "and that's me" or "and that is I".

And a final, also classic example: responses such as "Who wants some cake? — Me!" or "Who spilt the orange juice? — Not me!", where conservative grammar would have "I" in each case (and German would have "ich").


What do you think? "I" or "me" in that sort of sentence?


And because I like polls: what is the most natural/spontaneous form you would use in the following constructions?

[Poll #1365332]
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Today, I saw someone inline skating, and it made me think about what people can and can't do.

I can't inline skate, but I can do some things that others can't.

I also thought about the stock character of the competant man or woman. And, since I like polls, here's a poll.

The first question is based on the list of attributes that "a human being should be able to" do, according to a character in a Heinlein novel; the second question is things I thought up myself.

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Prompted by seeing Amy playing with an old rotary-dial phone she got from her grandparents, and seeing that she didn't know what to do with the dial (she only picked up the receiver and talked). No wonder, since I doubt she's seen one before, and it's likely she won't be seeing (m)any in the future, either.

(Funny that the little icon for "phone" used in various places is nearly always a rotary-dial one, though!)

[Poll #1170050]

White goods

Saturday, 8 September 2007 10:38
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Inspired by this entry from Language Log, but turned into a poll.

Apparently, this is a very British phrase and most Americans would be stumped by it. Here, have a guess, wherever you come from (though those from the UK will probably find it absurdly easy). No Googling or Wikipediery before answering, of course.

[Poll #1052014]
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This poll concerns the voice post in this entry, in which I say the usernames of the people on my Mutual Friends list.

[Poll #1017534]
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Ever since Amy outgrew her pram, she's been sitting in something we call Buggy in German.

I wasn't sure what to call it at first, so I went with stroller.

However, it seems that this is a predominantly US word, and I'd like to use a British word instead. I'm not sure what word is used for those things, though -- I got the vague impression that they used to be called pushchairs but that buggy is becoming common as well.

Can you (UK English speakers) help? Is there, perhaps, a difference between the two (e.g. a pushchair is simpler than a buggy); is the difference regional; are both words synonyms and in common use; is pushchair old-fashioned; etc.?

Here's a poll with a couple of images )

Names poll

Thursday, 19 April 2007 13:56
pne: A picture of a plush toy, halfway between a duck and a platypus, with a green body and a yellow bill and feet. (Default)

At lunch today, we talked about the names we would have had if we had been born the opposite sex, and I thought I'd make a poll about it. (FWIW, my parents didn't have an alternate name for me, but they did for my middle sister, who they thought would be a boy. The gynæcologist, who had predicted her sex as male, ended up buying some girl clothing for my mother when he ended up wrong :D)

For "parents", read "people who gave me my name(s)", if appropriate.

And I realise I've forgotten an option on one of the last questions: "I go by a given name other than the first given name, but my parents intended for me not to go by my first given name but rather by that later given name" (Example: they wanted you to have the names Thomas and Andrew, to be called Thomas, but felt that Andrew Thomas sounded better than Thomas Andrew). Comment if that's the case.

[Poll #969380]
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Please fill out the poll first, then read the link if you want.

[Poll #961998]

link, behind a cut because the URL might give away what I'm trying to reproduce )

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[Poll #941891]

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