Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
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Dueling: the Boring LiveJournal Poll

"To bring your controversies for adjustment..."

Poll #1036788 I demand satisfaction!

What weapon would you choose for a duel?

pistols
21(38.2%)
rifles
3(5.5%)
swords
12(21.8%)
fists/clubs
11(20.0%)
other (see Comments)
8(14.5%)

Why would you fight a duel?

honor
2(3.6%)
politics
1(1.8%)
pussy
1(1.8%)
being insulted
0(0.0%)
being passed over for a job
0(0.0%)
property values
0(0.0%)
being called a poltroon
4(7.1%)
strenuous objection to/agreement with a newspaper editorial
0(0.0%)
gossip
0(0.0%)
gambling debts
0(0.0%)
to prove my 'courage'
0(0.0%)
genetics
0(0.0%)
because someone mocked my favorite sports team
0(0.0%)
I wouldn't
12(21.4%)
any reason, really
5(8.9%)

Which of the following actual historical reasons for fighting a duel is the dumbest?

you disagreed with someone over the pronunciation of a word
9(16.4%)
your pets didn't get along
5(9.1%)
someone’s dog tried to bite you, which was interpreted as an accusation of murder
3(5.5%)
argument over who had more rabbits on his property
11(20.0%)
someone made fun of your hat
3(5.5%)
argument over whether or not Dante was a better poet than Ariosto, when you have not read either
12(21.8%)
you lost a tennis match
1(1.8%)
stranger in a carriage goaded you into duel with third party he didn't even know
8(14.5%)
someone jostled your arm at the theatre
2(3.6%)
you were drunk
1(1.8%)

What nationality do you think engaged in the highest per-capita amount of dueling?

the English
2(3.7%)
the Germans
2(3.7%)
the Russians
5(9.3%)
the Italians
6(11.1%)
the French
10(18.5%)
the Irish
1(1.9%)
the Spanish
8(14.8%)
the Americans
7(13.0%)
the Swedish
3(5.6%)
the Norwegians
1(1.9%)
the Greeks
2(3.7%)
the Turks
2(3.7%)
the Swiss
1(1.9%)
the Poles
3(5.6%)
the Dutch
1(1.9%)

If I challenged you to a duel, what would you choose as the time, place and weapons for our meeting?

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