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    Default easy '' POLL"

    Very easy question for you English people,

    a light/heavy poll, what's the meaning?

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    Though I have never heard of a poll being referred to as either light or heavy, I can, I think, make a pretty good guess about what those terms mean in that context. A light poll would be one that asks a question that isn't very serious. A heavy poll would be one that asks a serious question.

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    :o
    You never heard it?
    They are from a glossary book giving fundamentals about words.

    God knows how the editor found them and compiled into their publications.

    :?

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    I've never heard of that either, unless they are referring to physical polls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMOON
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    You never heard it?
    They are from a glossary book giving fundamentals about words.

    God knows how the editor found them and compiled into their publications.

    :?
    If it is in a glossary he should have explained the terms. I would also like to know how he found them. I have never seen a poll referred to as either light or heavy.

    I divide polls into two major categories: serious, and frivolous.


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    Actually, there is no explanation follow them.

    Probably they simply didn't know what it meant themselves. And this is not the only thing puzzling you natives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMOON
    Actually, there is no explanation follow them.

    Probably they simply didn't know what it meant themselves. And this is not the only thing puzzling you natives.
    :D It would sound just a tad bit more polite if 'you natives' were to be reworded as 'native speakers'. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMOON
    Actually, there is no explanation follow them.

    Probably they simply didn't know what it meant themselves. And this is not the only thing puzzling you natives.
    What else is puzzling us natives?

    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMOON
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    You have never heard of it?
    They are from a glossary book giving fundamentals about words. God knows how the editor found them and compiled them into their publication. :?
    It could be from light/heavy topic, the meaning of which is the same as the one RonBee points out for light/heavy poll.

    :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMOON
    Actually, there is no explanation follow them.

    Probably they simply didn't know what it meant themselves. And this is not the only thing puzzling you natives.
    :D It would sound just a tad bit more polite if 'you natives' were to be reworded as 'native speakers'. :D
    Really?
    Thank you for your recommendations, which is of importance. :)

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