Tag: poll result
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Our most recent poll asked our readers the following question: Which spelling would you have chosen? If you had gone with mischievious you would have been with the majority of our voters – 53% of people chose this spelling. However, the standard accepted spelling is in fact mischievous, chosen by 47% of our readers. Make […]more
There are few things more likely to cause fierce argument between language-lovers than variant spellings of everyday expressions, especially if one is celebrated by language traditionalists and the other by the linguistic vanguard. You may remember the heated arguments that arose over the topic of pronouncing scone (some friendships have never truly recovered) – well, […]more
Choosing whether to use ‘I’ or ‘me’ can be tricky, but it’s something that often pops up in both written and spoken communications, and it’s important to get it right. As the results of our poll shows, it’s not always clear which is the right choice. Here’s some advice taken from our Better writing section, […]more
What do you call the piece of furniture pictured below? A while ago, we asked this question through a poll and the results were as follows: 58% were in favour of sofa, 29% plumped for couch, settee was chosen by 9%, and 4% of respondents went for something else entirely. It remains to be seen […]more