Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Polls vs. Poles

First, did you know that a "poll" can mean a person's head? More specifically, it is the part of the head from which the hair grows (i.e. the scalp) It's amazing what a google search will turn up.

Now that the important issues are out of the way, it's time to talk about the frivolous ones, that is: it is time to take a poll. When I started this post, I couldn't remember if getting people's opinions was a "poll" or a "pole" hence the google search and word of the day. Anyway, the long and short of it is that I figured out how to spell "poll" correctly. It also prompted me to ask the second question in this particular poll.

Question 1
I am currently working on a sci-fi stroy called "Dead Space." It has correlations to the two short stories i wrote ("The Black Market" and "The Poker Table"). Would you be interested in me posting this story?
1. Yes
2. No.

Question 2
You are asked to "take a pole." You notice the spelling and, instead of assuming a mistake was make you go take a pole. What kind would you take?
1. Flag pole
2. North/South Pole
3. Pole (a Germany music artist)
4. Your own answer.

As always, your comments are appreciated.

Peter Last


  1. 1. And 2; who WOULDN'T assume "take a pole" means conquer the South Pole??