walkitout (walkitout) wrote,
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history poll

Since I've been awful cranky lately, I've decided I should do a little reality checking of myself.
Maybe I'm the only person who grew up complaining to her father that his "five years ago" had
to be at least 10 and probably more like 20 years ago, when he was repeating a hoary old chestnut
for about the millionth time. So when I say history, think, any statement made about a past
event, whether it's in a fish story, or an essay about technology.

Poll #1180947 Sense O' History

When you encounter an assertion about history, do you:

assume the person did their research and has their dates, etc. correct?
0(0.0%)
use google/wikipedia/other to fact check everything you can nail down?
0(0.0%)
rack your brain for relevant knowledge to reality check the assertion?
4(80.0%)
ask anyone else in the room what they think?
0(0.0%)
other, which I will explain in a comment
1(20.0%)

When you make an assertion about history, do you:

assume what you think you know is accurate?
1(20.0%)
use google/wikipedia/other to fact check everything you can nail down?
0(0.0%)
rack your brain for relevant knowledge to reality check what you think you know?
3(60.0%)
ask anyone else in the room what they think?
1(20.0%)
other, which I will explain in a comment
0(0.0%)
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