January 19th, 2011

Do tell

I've started so I'll furnish...

For no real reason other than to satisfy my own gnawing curiosity, I'd like to enlist your help with a piece of vocabulary research. But before you jump into the nearest tickybox, please point your eyes at the following informative diagram:


What would YOU call the item marked Exhibit A?


Poll #1669485 The Wherever-I-Lay-My-Feet Survey

What would YOU call Exhibit A? (Tick more than one box if needed.)

A footrest
64(16.4%)
A footstool
109(27.9%)
A hassock
14(3.6%)
An ottoman
87(22.3%)
A pouffe (or pouf)
69(17.6%)
A tuffet
7(1.8%)
Something else, which I will tell you in a comment
3(0.8%)
DECADENT LUXURY! When I was young, we used to rest our feet on broken glass AND WE WERE GRATEFUL!
38(9.7%)


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