Our corridor was refurbished several months ago, and new door labels were applied. The admin staff have since added names and roles (e.g. “Lecturer”, “Research Associate”) to about 70% of the doors.

My officemate and I grew tired of waiting for ours to appear and have thus created our own.
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[Blue and white door label reading “Mr [Redacted] & Dr [Redacted]: Purveyors of splendid magnetometer data”]

We’re trying to decide how long it will be before anyone notices.

Poll #18391 Purveyors of splendid magnetometer data
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Someone will notice our door label

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in a few days
7 (8.8%)

in a few weeks
3 (3.8%)

in a few months
3 (3.8%)

if/when you ever move office & it has to be replaced
26 (32.5%)

straightaway, but no one will say anything - see “You work in the Physics Department”
41 (51.2%)

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Poll #18243 Most Useless London Underground Station
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Complete this sentence: Pimlico is the most useless London Underground station

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on the Victoria Line.
6 (54.5%)

in Zone 1.
3 (27.3%)

on the entire Tube network.
2 (18.2%)

If Pimlico is not the most useless London Underground station on the entire Tube network, what is?



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ETA at 10:19 AM: *KLAXON* MORNINGTON CRESCENT HAS BEEN MENTIONED ALREADY. That took even less time than I thought it would. *hands a banana to [personal profile] miss_s_b*
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Poll #18126 In other words
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Which is the better euphemism for a woman's private parts?

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Auntie Mary in her ladygarden
5 (26.3%)

Tufted mufflington
14 (73.7%)

My preferred hilarious euphemism is

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Poll #17980 Well, that was a week
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Tonight

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gin
16 (36.4%)

whisky
28 (63.6%)

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Poll #17959 Potatoes (Scottish style)
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What is the best Scottish name for a potato-based dish?

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Tatties
16 (45.7%)

Clapshot
0 (0.0%)

Rumbledethumps
19 (54.3%)

Here is another good name for a potato-based dish:

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How likely are you to sort your Lego?

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Mean: 4.45 Median: 4 Std. Dev 2.75
All jumbled up in a big box 110 (26.3%)
22 (5.3%)
34 (10.5%)
44 (10.5%)
52 (5.3%)
64 (10.5%)
75 (13.2%)
85 (13.2%)
92 (5.3%)
Sealed in a cabinet by The Kragle 100 (0.0%)

If you do sort your Lego, which criteria do you employ for compartmentalising it?

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Colour
8 (24.2%)

Brick type
22 (66.7%)

Set origin
11 (33.3%)

Instructions?

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Chuck 'em immediately
4 (10.3%)

Follow them, then chuck 'em
6 (15.4%)

Save them, just in case
22 (56.4%)

Filed in labelled folder
6 (15.4%)

Preserved in the glass cabinet with The Kragle
1 (2.6%)

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Poll #17879 Androids have feelings too
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K-2SO (from Star Wars) and Marvin (from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) get into an argument. Who wins?

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K-2SO
10 (43.5%)

Marvin
13 (56.5%)

Kryten (from Red Dwarf) is called in to moderate before things turn violent. What happens?

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Poll #17775 Seasonal Giving 2016
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This poll is anonymous.
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I realise this question is, like, so 2008, but I'm still curious.

Poll #17753 How to pronounce .gif
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When speaking aloud, which pronunciation do you use when referring to a file with the .gif extension?

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A "jiff"
7 (9.5%)

A "giff"
67 (90.5%)

I think I use this pronunciation primarily because of

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my geographical location
11 (14.9%)

the way I first heard it pronounced
30 (40.5%)

the way I thought it should sound in my head
59 (79.7%)

something else which I shall describe in comments
10 (13.5%)

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Just so you know, there really is only one correct answer to this question.

Poll #17726 Gardener's World
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What is the best thing about the TV programme "Gardener's World"?

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The gardening tips
0 (0.0%)

Monty Don
1 (6.2%)

Monty Don's dog
15 (93.8%)

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