Friday, November 16, 2007

November 5th Poll Results

Cap & Kettle's second poll is closed, and a hearty thanks to you who voted. All eight of you. At least the turn out was better than most U.S. Presidential elections. Zing! Okay, let's take a look at the results, hm?

Pinyin or Wade-Giles? How do you spell (romanize) your Chinese teas?

One of you chose Wade-Giles. May you bear the burden of your guilt forever, and may an angry ox tread on your face in your sleep. Nobody likes Wade-Giles but you.

Three of you chose Pinyin. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Now, if only the various and sundry online tea merchants took notice.

One of you selected both Wade-Giles and Pinyin. You're only half as evil as that Wade-Giles guy, so, um, may a baby ox tread on your face in your sleep.

And finally, three people chose the "I have no idea what you're talking about answer". That's fine. It exonerates you of the grave crime a few other voters committed. It also suggests that you don't need any kind of background or contextual knowledge to enjoy a good Chinese tea. Ahh, bliss.

Thanks again for voting, and be sure to participate in the next poll.

2 comments:

敖德 said...

Wate-Kiles jocks!

Mary R said...

Aw man...I can't remember if I voted or how I voted. I'da probably said Wade-Giles. My only real experience with Chinese comes from very old secondary sources, so it just looks 'right' to me even though I know it's in disfavor.