I want to thank everyone who took the time to vote on my polls last week.
Here are the results and a little history on each question.
If you were to cross a Tyrannosaurus Rex with the Incredible Hulk, would you get a:
32 of you voted on this one and the results were:
25% Tyrannosaurus Hulk
75% Hulkasaurus Rex.
This we a bit of an inside fight between myself and Twin, and Brother. We had been driving together and somehow got on the discussion of mixing the Incredible Hulk and a Tyrannosaurus Rex (this is actually indicative of the discussions we have on a daily basis).
Brother immediately said this would be known as a Tyrannosaurus Hulk. After pondering for a moment I stated that I believed a better name would be Hulkasaurus Rex. Twin agreed. Brother did not. Calls to the family and Brother's friends confirmed that he was in the minority. A minority of one.
Not one to let things go I posted a poll and most of you, gentle readers, sided with me.
See this picture above? What is this game called?
out of 31 votes:
80.6% of you said miniature golf
19.4% of you said goofy golf.
For pretty much all our lives my family has called this game Goofy Golf. Recently, when Brother called it by said name to one of his friends, she thought he was a loon. He did a quick poll of his friends. Could Goofy Golf really be just a familial term?
It turns out that yes. It is.
Scenario: you were eating at a Mongolian BBQ restaurant and the cook added peanuts to your meal, which you most definitely did not want, nor ask for, resulting in a catastrophe of peanut proportions. Better known as:
out of 29 votes:
24.1% said catastronut
75.9 said peanastrophe
This was just another discussion between myself, Twin and Brother. We had no feelings one way or another regarding what the term should be and just wanted honest opinions (though a few of you chose peanastrophe for less "clean" reasons. You dirty birdies)
One of the things that struck me regarding these polls is that quite a few of you found the made up words comical. It's never before occurred to me that perhaps other people don't make up words as often as we do in my house. I just assumed that people make up terms such as peanastrophe like we do.
Clearly this is another familial pattern like goofy golf.
Thanks again to everyone who participated!