Monday, November 5, 2007

November 5, 2007 - Survery*, etc. (for Survey*)

Making lists and taking surveys are both popular American pastimes (except for when the phone rings during dinnertime), as numerous best-selling "books of lists" and TV game shows like Power of 10 can attest. A survey of OhioLINK showed Survery* 38 times, Suvey* 19 times, and Suvery* three times. Surveys map our lands as well as our Zeitgeist, and run the gamut from the U.S. Census to American Idol. Gallup is the oldest continuously running opinion poll in the country, which I guess makes it very "survery." As Bob Dylan might have said: They poll ya when you're trying to cast your vote, they poll you even when they say they won't…

Carol Reid

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