Thanks, everyone, for voting in the last poll (“If you got to pick your punishment implement, which would you choose?”). Thirty people voted – Yay!
The winner was the strap (cool – my favorite, too), with eight votes, but the hairbrush was a close second with seven votes. Next were the wooden paddle and cane (four each), leather paddle and belt (three each), and the wooden spoon (a lonely one vote). Odd, no one voted for the slipper, switch or tawse. Now I know what to bring out when I want to be nasty!
A little aside, for fellow grammar snobs out there: Please tell me this can’t be right: on my poll administration page, WordPress uses the following language: “Total Votes Casted; 1 vote is casted by registered users; 1 vote is casted by comment authors; 28 votes are casted by guests.”
I’m not sure why WP is using present tense on the vote count section, although that’s not my real concern. I was mainly surprised at the use of “CASTED.” I’m pretty sure I’m right here — it’s “CAST,” present and past tense, not “CASTED.” If I am wrong, if “casted” is okay in certain usages, PLEASE don’t hesitate to correct me. I aim for proper usage. I did do a quick grammar search before writing this post and could not find an answer. (I think “I casted” as in “I found people to play a part in a movie” MAY be acceptable, or just recently become acceptable?)
Feedback much appreciated.