C Is For ‘Choice’

2 Mar

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I love choices, so long as they are unimportant.  Ask me to choose a new house, new furniture or the winner of the X-Factor and I pick the first one I see, to avoid meltdown.  Better yet, I get the Hub to choose: if it all goes wrong, it’s his fault.  What you call a win-win situation.

But ask me to participate in a survey or poll, and I’m your man.  I never met a doorstep pollster I didn’t invite into my home.  I helped redefine the Open University’s website during the 2000s, by my simple yeas or nays to their proffered options.  I love knowing that I’m one of the eight out of ten owners who said their cats preferred it.

Imagine my ecstasy, then, when I discovered WordPress had a poll feature.  I brought you polls on what I should call my first-born; which Friend you are; what theme I should use; what I should post; when I should post; if should I post polls at all…you said ‘no’ to that last one, so I stopped canvassing your opinion and sulked a bit.

Today, because it’s spring, because I have nothing to write about, and because I really do value your opinion, I bring you a new poll.  Ignore it if you want, but remember: you provided the answers in the first place; and if you want to be one of the eight out of ten bloggers who said their readers preferred it, you need to say so.

27 Responses to “C Is For ‘Choice’”

  1. laurieanichols March 2, 2012 at 13:47 #

    You received quite a few definitions, you have a loyal and faithful following. That is how it should be, I can’t wait to see the results of the vote.


  2. vivinfrance March 2, 2012 at 14:07 #

    That was fun. I ignored my own suggestion – others were so much better.


  3. jmgoyder March 2, 2012 at 14:24 #

    You are totally hysterical!


  4. mairedubhtx March 2, 2012 at 14:39 #

    I loved your poll. I didn’t know there could be so many definition for eubodicly.


    • Tilly Bud March 2, 2012 at 14:50 #

      It’s a made-up word, so we are choosing the definition. Or, rather: YOU are choosing the definition.


  5. SchmidleysScribbling March 2, 2012 at 15:54 #

    I typed the word into the search box and it sent me to the Laughing Housewife. Better ask her which one is right. Dianne


  6. Pseu March 2, 2012 at 18:20 #

    So you allow yourself the casting vote in case of a tie?


    • Pseu March 2, 2012 at 18:22 #

      that was meant to be ‘Do’ not ‘so’ – (there’s no markings on the keyboard any more over ASDF. Also missing is this letter: C. Not much left of L and H either.)


      • Tilly Bud March 3, 2012 at 14:08 #

        Time for a new keyboard, I think 🙂 Don’t buy a German one, like the Hub, otherwise you will have just typed tinme for anew leunpygs, I yjoml :p , like I just did.


        • Pseu March 3, 2012 at 16:16 #



          • Pseu March 3, 2012 at 16:18 #

            seems a little extravagant to go and buy one. Tippex may work….


    • Tilly Bud March 3, 2012 at 14:07 #

      No, I’ve already voted.


  7. Elaine March 2, 2012 at 22:04 #

    This is fun. Like Viv, I decided not to go for my own suggestion (although I still quite like it).


  8. kateshrewsday March 2, 2012 at 23:20 #

    I think we ought to alert the Oxford Dictionary people, Tilly. It is only a matter of time before this word goes viral 😀


    • Tilly Bud March 3, 2012 at 14:10 #

      If only! I’m still waiting for that to happen to ‘techneptitude’.


  9. SidevieW March 3, 2012 at 07:48 #

    I see I am one of the majority. So good to see some of us look for the meaning with the most fun


  10. Grannymar March 3, 2012 at 15:27 #

    I’ve choosed! But not very well. 😦


    • Tilly Bud March 3, 2012 at 15:42 #

      There are no wrong answers when you make it up as you go along 🙂


  11. ElizOF March 6, 2012 at 10:44 #

    Working that word eh? 😉


  12. bevchen March 18, 2013 at 15:58 #

    Great definitions! I chose the hair follicles one. It just sounds right somehow…


    • The Laughing Housewife March 18, 2013 at 16:00 #

      What are you doing way back in the past? 🙂


      • bevchen March 18, 2013 at 16:02 #

        Ooh, I didn’t reealise it was so old! It came up as one of the suggested posts in one of those “The Laughing Housewife liked your post” e-mails :-/



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