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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Pop quiz, hotshot. 
13th-Jul-2005 12:09 pm
Writing - XanaDuMalion
A question regarding word choice. Upon reading the sentences below, what is your knee-jerk response? Just friends, or romantic involvement?

Comments closed because we're not discussing various permutations and oh, if the person had this-and-such facial expression, et cetera...

Poll #531634 Regarding the use of the word "date".

Bob and Alice have made a date to see the play.

Bob and Alice are just friends.
168(81.6%)
Bob and Alice are romantically involved, or interested in becoming so.
38(18.4%)

Bob and Alice are dating.

Bob and Alice are just friends.
3(1.4%)
Bob and Alice are romantically involved, or interested in becoming so.
207(98.6%)
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