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Another poll! Please respond! :-)

Answers are in alphabetical order.

Fill in the blank: Push here to _____ proper disposal.

assure
0(0.0%)
ensure
16(76.2%)
insure
2(9.5%)
assure or ensure
2(9.5%)
assure or insure
0(0.0%)
insure or ensure
0(0.0%)
I have no idea
0(0.0%)
I would choose another word which I have provided below
1(4.8%)

(enter text here if you chose the last answer)

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belcantin
Oct. 12th, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC)
I can see assure or ensure for the correct answer. General usage places ensure there over assure, as assure has 'guarantee' as one of its less common definitions. insure has different connotations. insure implies that there will be compensation upon certain conditions happening.
belcantin
Oct. 12th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
err. I also chose "alternate word" and wrote in guarantee, as it is unambiguous.
sillyliss
Oct. 12th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
Catherine, will you do a new poll every weekday? I love to see how many different community type people I can send over to your lj. It's way fun!
tenthz
Oct. 12th, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
I will try! They are fun to make. I might need help coming up with fun things to poll people about.
quilynn
Oct. 13th, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
I put assure or ensure. It depends on the context.

"To assure proper disposal" would mean that you are telling someone that yes, this is being properly disposed. You are in charge of it and you are affirming that it is right to someone who is not in charge of it.

"To ensure proper disposal" would mean that you are telling someone else that you want it to be properly disposed. You are trusting them with the task of disposal, but you are checking up on it, telling them you care that it is disposed of properly.
pica_scribit
Oct. 13th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
I guess I could see "assure" being all right but "ensure" is more correct. You could also say "facilitate".
usafphoenix07
Oct. 14th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC)
I don't know why, but for some reason I missed this poll. Maybe it's because of my other LJ or something. However, this reminded me of what I saw last night at Burger King. There was a sign posted on the garbage can saying something along the lines of, "Throw Away Your Trash. Clean Your Tray. Somethin' Somethin'. Just Make Sure You Get It In!"

It was an official Burger King sign, essentially saying, "I don't care how you do it, just make sure you get it into the receptacle." Then on the doors on the way out I saw printed signs, again from BK, saying "Buh Bye."

O.O
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