August 29th, 2012

sythyry-doomed

(no subject)

Decisions are few! So many ties! Waffles and High Finance are evicted — but no other evictions occur! Thus our brackets become trackets!

Which of these would be best at repelling an alien invasion?

An affectionate, purring kitten
11(55.0%)
The theory of evolution
5(25.0%)
Getting plenty of sleep
4(20.0%)

Which of these would make a better president of Venezuela?

The ultimate socket wrench
10(50.0%)
An ominous hum
8(40.0%)
X-Rays
2(10.0%)
sythyry-doomed

Words, words, words

This inspires the question, which of the following words should you say the least often to your spouse?

tourniquet
5(31.2%)
mugwump
2(12.5%)
m̢̾̃̏b͍̻̖̗r̓͑̂̈́u̟̙̯͗m̴̲̎́l͓̟̫͊ẍ̪̼́̚y̼̿̂̄
3(18.8%)
uberconductivity
3(18.8%)
lurve
3(18.8%)

Which of these words are you least likely to say to your spouse? (If you have no spouse, you may substitute any other relative, or, in extreme cases, even an accountant)

Tyrollean
4(26.7%)
obtuse
1(6.7%)
mead-dampened
1(6.7%)
loris
5(33.3%)
bramble-riffic
4(26.7%)

And what relative did you pick?

Which of these words, if spoken by a prospective spouse, would most increase your willingness to actually marry them? (If you do not approve of marriage, substitute some other voluntary relationship.)

thoractic
0(0.0%)
cephalopod
5(31.2%)
callipygian
4(25.0%)
urticate
1(6.2%)
noofty
6(37.5%)

And what voluntary relationship was that, now?

It is said that, whosoever pronounces a certain secret word when standing on the cliffs of Meteora in Greece at the instant of dawn, Apollo (or, if you do not believe in Apollo, some other entity) will grant them a brilliant wish. Which of these words do you think has the best chance of being that secret word?

spumoni
1(6.7%)
foudroyant
3(20.0%)
hurdy-gurdy
5(33.3%)
i̗c̠e̬c̖ŕe̩a̕m̧
4(26.7%)
vulgarities
2(13.3%)

Right then. What entity did you have in mind?

We don't have enough words for "love". Let's make up one that refers to the love between people who have never been in the same place; e.g., purely on-line. Which of these words would be the best term for that?

lovaway
1(6.7%)
philidistia
1(6.7%)
IMor
1(6.7%)
telamor
12(80.0%)

We don't have enough words for "salad" either. Well, actually, we mostly do, but .. which of these would be the most useful concept to have a word for?

an entree-like salad
3(20.0%)
a sweet salad
3(20.0%)
a salad containing marbles or other small round inedible objects
0(0.0%)
a salad containing no leaves, like macaroni or potato salad
8(53.3%)
an alcoholic or drug-containing salad
1(6.7%)

Should I start posting Nexterie, even though I'm pretty nervous about it? (1 = no, wait 'til it's perfect. 10 = yes, post it flaws and all)

Mean: 8.40 Median: 9 Std. Dev 1.70
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
1(6.7%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
1(6.7%)
7
2(13.3%)
8
2(13.3%)
9
4(26.7%)
10
5(33.3%)