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Fucking *diurnal*, man.

Poll #1527473 Diurnal

The word "diurnal"...

... pretty basic, even people who haven't entirely mastered English might know it
... a fluent speaker of English would know it
... if you passed the SAT well enough to get into college, you should know it
... only a writer or a scientist whose field touches on the concept would drop this in casual conversation
... I would like to complain about this poll


Well, *I* know it.
... though I did reach for a dictionary to double-check myself
You *are* a writer, though? And at least some kind of a scientist?
What kind of moron is your neighbor?
(ticky is up past its bedtime)

This poll on Dreamwidth
Gone away, gone ahead,
Echoes roll unanswered.
Empty, open, dusty, dead.
Why have all the Weyrfolk fled?

Where have dragons gone together
Leaving weyrs to wind and weather,
Setting herdbeasts free of tether;
Gone, our safeguards, gone, but whither?

Have they flown to some new weyr
Where cruel Threads some others fear?
Are they worlds away from here?
Why, oh why the empty weyr?

-- "The Question Song", Anne McCaffrey
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