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Poll or Pole?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by SC Tiger, Nov 14, 2017 at 2:05 PM.

  1. Poll

    54 vote(s)
    91.5%
  2. Pole

    5 vote(s)
    8.5%
  1. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Jive Tiger

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    Which way do you spell it when you are trying to determine if someone likes one choice over others? Like in an election or something.

    BTW I know which way is the correct spelling.....
     
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    B C

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    Hannie Caulder Diva extraordinaire

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    It's "poll", silly. "Pole" is something you fish with LOL.
     
  5. BobbyS

    BobbyS Truth always sounds like lies to a sinner

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    pole cause I seen it this way forever
     
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  6. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Jive Tiger

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    Have you not read the polls on here lately? I'm guessing it's more of a running joke but.....
     
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    I had an election when I woke up this morning.
     
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    Steel Head Tactical Cat

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    Or dance upon
    Or used for support
    Or for pushing a boat along silently
    Or a lot of other things
     
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    Put it this way, if Santa is going to a pole, he's probably going home. If Santa is going to a poll, he's probably going to vote.
     
  11. Hannie Caulder

    Hannie Caulder Diva extraordinaire

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    Yes. I even made a joke about it in the title of my "Stripper Poll" thread.
     
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    Clearly it depends on what is the topic of the choice. Usually as in politics for instance poll is correct; however if the choice is regarding certain kinds of entertainment or any thread with @G30SF/F-250 then pole is the word for which you are looking. And even if it is not the word you are looking for, inevitably it will still be used.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    That made me blow coffee out my nose. Cleared my sinuses right out though, thank you!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
     
  15. mreed911

    mreed911 Kool-Aid

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    Why does it matter how I or anyone else spells it. There's only one spelling that fits that definition. Consensus doesn't equal correct.

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poll

    4a (1) :the casting or recording of the votes of a body of persons
    (2) :a counting of votes cast
    b :the place where votes are cast or recorded —usually used in plural

    • at the polls
    :the period of time during which votes may be cast at an election
    d :the total number of votes recorded

    • a heavy poll
    :a questioning or canvassing of persons selected at random or by quota to obtain information or opinions to be analyzed:a record of the information so obtained

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pole

    1:a long slender usually cylindrical object (such as a length of wood)
    b :a shaft which extends from the front axle of a wagon between wheelhorses and by which the wagon is drawn :tongue
    :a long staff of wood, metal, or fiberglass used in the pole vault
    2:a varying unit of length; especially :eek:ne equal to a rod (16¹/₂ feet or about 5 meters)
    :a tree with a breast-high diameter of from 4 to 12 inches (10 to 30 centimeters)
    :the inside front row position on the starting line for a race
     
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    Are you mocking me you son of a *****
     
  17. g29andy

    g29andy CLM

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    Poles. They make some beautiful models over there.
     
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    It was me but you can’t read this because you blocked me because I said you have a pole.
     
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    And what did you vote for...........:dancing:
     
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