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A completely unimportant polling

Poll #1223499 herb people

So, what's the best synonym for "herbalist"? If you were going to use it about sixty times in a book, I mean. Not for everyday use.

herb-wife (I don't think there's an accepted masculine version, though I have called someone an herb-husband in my book)
2(8.0%)
herb-man/herb-woman
1(4.0%)
herborist
0(0.0%)
herbist
2(8.0%)
herbarist
0(0.0%)
herbarian
4(16.0%)
herbalist is the best word
16(64.0%)

Would you believe that all of the terms above (except herb-husband, of course) are in the OED?

Yep
20(87.0%)
Nope
3(13.0%)

So, will you take the follow up quiz, "What's your favorite synonym for still-room type place?"

herbary ticky!
8(33.3%)
yes ticky!
4(16.7%)
no ticky!
0(0.0%)
if you are the person who selects ALL tickies even when some are contradictory, then check this ticky!
1(4.2%)

Comments

( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
sarah_prineas
Jul. 15th, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
I'm sorry...I can never resist the ticky boxes...
merriehaskell
Jul. 15th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
Heh... it's a sickness, I guess!
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