The classic Questionarre thread!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Emher, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Emher

    Emher Admiral Admiral

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    We haven't done of these in a while, so I'd thought I'd start one. It's the classic questionnaire but Bernard Pivot, made famous by Inside The Actor's Studio.


    1. What is your favorite word?
    2. What is your least favorite word?
    3. What turns you on?
    4. What turns you off?
    5. What is your favorite curse word?
    6. What sound or noise do you love?
    7. What sound or noise do you hate?
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    9. What profession would not like to do?
    10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?




    And thus, my answers:



    1. What is your favorite word?
    "Well", as in use at the start of a sentence. i use it all too much. I blame the 10th Doctor.
    2. What is your least favorite word? "Can't". Again, cliche, but I like to find ways to make things work.
    3. What turns you on? Intelligence. A smile. Beautiful eyes.
    4. What turns you off? Arrogance. Heaps of makeup. Disrespect.
    5. What is your favorite curse word? Motherfucker.
    6. What sound or noise do you love? The sort of tweeting noise one our cats makes every time I rub her belly. It's kinda weird, but fantastic.
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? The rowdy laughing and macho bullshitting of a group of young men. Reminds me too much of my dark past.
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Writer. I love telling stories.
    9. What profession would not like to do? Fast food worker.
    10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? "It's cool bro, I let in everyone who's been done more good than they have bad."


    EDITED because my word sucked. It's wasn't even a word, it was like a description.
     
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  2. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

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    If I remember correctly, I think I did this last time, and we got some rather interesting poems out of it! I wonder how our answers will compare -- I think that thread was at least 3 years ago.

    1. What is your favorite word?
    Ocean.
    2. What is your least favorite word?
    Cuticle.
    3. What turns you on?
    Thoughtfulness.
    4. What turns you off?
    Spiritualism.
    5. What is your favorite curse word? Fuck.
    6. What sound or noise do you love?
    Rain on a tin roof.
    7. What sound or noise do you hate?
    Cats having sex.
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Archeologist.
    9. What profession would not like to do?
    Politician.
    10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
    "Sorry."
     
  3. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Questions?! No one said questions would be on the test!
    <Ahem>

    Anyway, my answers:

    1. What is your favorite word? onomatopoeia
    2. What is your least favorite word?
    gorge
    3. What turns you on?
    intelligence
    4. What turns you off? stupidity
    5. What is your favorite curse word? "fuckery"
    6. What sound or noise do you love?
    wind rustling leaves in trees
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? motorcycle at 3 AM
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Astronomer
    9. What profession would not like to do? Healthcare
    10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? "Go on in, Dallie's waiting inside."
     
  4. sojourner

    sojourner Admiral Admiral

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    1. wainscotting
    2. fungis
    3. intelligence
    4. stupidity
    5. fuckme
    6. rain
    7. fingernails on chalk board
    8. movie director
    9. accountant
    10. "It's about time!"
     
  5. iguana_tonante

    iguana_tonante Admiral Admiral

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    1. What is your favorite word? Iguana
    2. What is your least favorite word? Berlusconi (really, people abroad would laugh at us for it even long after he's gone.)
    3. What turns you on? Intelligence. A nice butt. ;)
    4. What turns you off? Indifference.
    5. What is your favorite curse word? Cazzo.
    6. What sound or noise do you love? A busy pub.
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? The alarm clock.
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?Architect.
    9. What profession would not like to do? Physician. (nothing against physicians, but I would be scared to death of doing their job.)
    10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? "Your turn."
     
  6. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I haven't done one of these in years.. on tumblr the are so long as to take endless scrolling to read, if you want to fall asleep :lol:

    1. What is your favorite word? I can't tell you because it features in many of my passwords. It's a lovely word though :P

    2. What is your least favorite word? Should.The word coruscate also pisses me off because it doesn't sound very coruscating to me. It sounds like you're paving a road, not sparkling.

    3. What turns you on?
    Practically everything. Curiosity, enthusiasm, exploration, interest in new things, receding hairlines, fattish middles, lack of fashion, typically good looking people, researchers, irreverence, optimism, shortness, cragginess, grey hair, Rodney McKay.

    4. What turns you off? . Statists. Luddites. Alpha male behavior and speech. (teacake's entire age group vanishes)

    5. What is your favorite curse word? CUNT! I love that word, but as far as words I use insultingly I'd have to say fucktard.

    6. What sound or noise do you love? Trains, trams, ferry horns.

    7. What sound or noise do you hate? Phone ringing.

    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Artist.

    9. What profession would not like to do? Teacher.

    10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
    Buffet to your left!
     
  7. Gecko of Gorn

    Gecko of Gorn Commodore Commodore

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    1. What is your favorite word? Success.
    2. What is your least favorite word? No.
    3. What turns you on? Hips and dark dark hair.
    4. What turns you off? Poor hygiene.
    5. What is your favorite curse word? Bastich.
    6. What sound or noise do you love? Chilled moog.
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? Doof-doof.
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Air line pilot.
    9. What profession would not like to do? Any Govt./Public Service job.
    10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? "C'mon in. The gang's all here and the drinks are on me."
     
  8. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    1. What is your favorite word?
    Story
    2. What is your least favorite word?
    Conservative
    3. What turns you on? Intelligence, style, a great voice.
    4. What turns you off? Arrogant ignorance. Blind irrational reaction.
    5. What is your favorite curse word? Fuck--especially when strung together in a multi-phrase diatribe, ala Yosemite Sam.
    6. What sound or noise do you love? Water running--rain, the ocean, even a shower.
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? Leaf blower. The noise from hell.
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Teacher,film critic, zoo keeper.
    9. What profession would not like to do? Putting animals to sleep in the pound.
    10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
    Yes, we let in atheists, too.
     
  9. Sigokat

    Sigokat Commander Red Shirt

    1. What is your favorite word? Success
    2. What is your least favorite word? Failure
    3. What turns you on? Kindness, intelligence
    4. What turns you off? Disrespect, hate
    5. What is your favorite curse word? Shit (even though I try not to swear much)
    6. What sound or noise do you love? My cats' purring
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? Loud music from either a nearby house or car
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Junior High or high school teacher (English or Social Studies)
    9. What profession would not like to do? Loss prevention in retail
    10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? "Its okay you didn't believe in me because you've led a good and honest life. Come on in. Your dad is waiting for you at the bar. The first Old Style is on me and GO CUBS!"
     
  10. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    1. What is your favorite word?
    Twee.

    2. What is your least favorite word?
    Incentivize.

    3. What turns you on?
    Tall blonde women with long legs and money.

    4. What turns you off?
    Ignorance.

    5. What is your favorite curse word?
    Shit. It's the most versatile swear word in the English language.

    6. What sound or noise do you love?
    A cat purring. Runner-up: the whine of a jet engine (as long as it's not too close.)

    7. What sound or noise do you hate?
    Babies crying.

    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Structural engineering.

    9. What profession would not like to do?
    Child care. :eek:

    10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
    "Wanna hear a good Jewish joke?"
     
  11. Melakon

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    1. What is your favorite word? probably "probably", since I seem to use it so much in posts.
    2. What is your least favorite word? impossible
    3. What turns you on? honesty
    4. What turns you off? liars
    5. What is your favorite curse word? in casual conversation, "fuck". when trying to avoid muttering a curse after a mistake or injury, it usually comes out "God-- bless America!"
    6. What sound or noise do you love? lightly falling rain
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? leaf blowers
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? always thought I'd become a theatre actor, and theatre was the one thing I was passionate about
    9. What profession would not like to do? telemarketing. I did it for five years hating every minute of it and the stress gave me a stroke.
    10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? "What the fuck took you so long?"
     
  12. lurok

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    Guess inevitable some of us will share the same ones :)

    1. What is your favorite word? dollymopp
    2. What is your least favorite word? any racist/sexist/homophobic one
    3. What turns you on? intelligence
    4. What turns you off? racism/sexism/homophobia
    5. What is your favorite curse word? wanker
    6. What sound or noise do you love? rain on a tin roof; the sea, brooks, waterfalls; orgasms.
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? people talking loudly on phones in public
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? composer
    9. What profession would not like to do? doctor (I'd love to have been one, but I imagine it's very tough mentally and emotionally)
    10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? "The party's downstairs" :evil:
     
  13. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

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    1. What is your favourite word?
    Enigma.

    2. What is your least favourite word?
    I have several, actually.

    3. What turns you on?
    A sense of humour. Genuine open-mindedness. Nature.

    4. What turns you off?
    Arrogance. Egotism. Hypocrisy (particularly hypocritical people of faith and hypocritical atheists). Double standards. Being lied to. Being used. Those who demand others accept their viewpoint while making no effort to see anyone else's. (It's an extensive list.)

    5. What is your favourite curse word?
    Shit (among others).

    6. What sound or noise do you love?
    Rain. Bush sounds.

    7. What sound or noise do you hate?
    Sirens.

    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Writing.

    9. What profession would not like to do?
    Euthanasing animals.

    10. What would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
    "Everyone's waiting, including all the animals."
     
  14. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Sorry, I couldn't quite restrict myself to one answer per question. There are just too many possible answers.

    1. What is your favorite word? supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
    2. What is your least favorite word? war
    3. What turns you on? intelligence, kindness, dark eyes, a silky voice (examples: Keith Cobb, Peter Wingfield, Anthony Head), slender hands, loyalty
    4. What turns you off? egotism, racism, sexism, thoughtlessness, smoking
    5. What is your favorite curse word? kreizkruzefixsacklzementhallelujah! (ancient and traditional Bavarian course; literal translation: crosscrucifixsackofcementhallelujah)
    6. What sound or noise do you love? blackbird and nightingale songs and the hissing of falling snow.
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? whistling heating valves and snoring
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? vet or surgeon
    9. What profession would you not like to do? politician, soldier or prostitute
    10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? I'm only a hallucination
     
  15. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks I like the Beats and the Shouting Premium Member

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    1. What is your favorite word? - However
    2. What is your least favorite word? - Worcester, nobody knows how to say it correctly
    3. What turns you on? - Strong willed and intelligent
    4. What turns you off? - being loud, obnoxious and ignorant
    5. What is your favorite curse word? - Fargin icehole, somanabatch bastages
    6. What sound or noise do you love? - My children's laughter
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? - Birds
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? - Astronomer
    9. What profession would not like to do? - Medical Waste Cleanup
    10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? - hopefully nothing.
     
  16. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

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    I'm going to be rather verbose. Don't say I didn't warn you. :angryrazz:

    1. What is your favorite word?
    Too many to choose from. "Chuckle." "Sporfle." "Roflcopter." I also like made-up words. :D

    2. What is your least favorite word?
    "Never." Also, "Normal."

    3. What turns you on?
    Many things.
    Kindness. Honesty. Trustworthiness. Empathy. Reason. Compassion. Conscientiousness. Forgiveness. Openness. A strange and smart sense of humour. Creativity. Irony. Enthusiasm and independence. Intelligence. Wisdom. Strength. Charisma. Constitution. Dexterity. Sorry, I got carried away there. Also, a love of cats or dogs, and a lover of culture, nature, humanity and life itself. Finally, a nice face with a warm and loving smile. Basically, all the things I too strive towards. A killer body is, of course, a bonus. ;)

    4. What turns you off?
    Again, many things.
    Hatred, undue arrogance and egotism, overt hypocrisy, prejudice, dogma of any form, phoniness, deceit and betrayal, cruelty and callousness, carelessness, clinginess and passivity, neglect (both of self and of others), and an inability to learn from past mistakes. In other words, all the things I'm trying not to be. Also, smoking (but I will support you if you are trying to quit).

    5. What is your favorite curse word?
    "Country Matters." :biggrin:

    6. What sound or noise do you love?
    The sound of dogs eating or chewing. My last dog, as she yawned, would make a very soft bony clicking sound with her incisors upon closing her jaw, which resonated around the inside of her snout. It was so cute. :adore:

    7. What sound or noise do you hate?
    Anyone or any thing in pain or distress.

    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    I'd normally say "A writer of sweeping epic stories," as we all have a story (or two, or three, or a million) inside of us we need to tell. But really, I'd love to pay the bills as a pilot.

    9. What profession would you not like to do?
    Anything involving child health: obstetrician, neonatologist, paediatrician. I really don't want to elaborate. :(

    10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
    Anything, really, as by that time I'll probably have gone deaf from all the music I listen to! :lol:
    But seriously, I'd first ask Him to stop laughing at me for once in my life before He says something. And if indeed He exists, I hope He has something to say. Anything. Please.
     
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  17. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Well, I pronounce it approximately "Woo-stah"
     
  18. ManOnTheWave

    ManOnTheWave Vice Admiral Admiral

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    1.What is your favorite word? From the right person, “hello.”
    2. What is your least favorite word?
    From the right person, “goodbye.”
    3. What turns you on?
    Smarts.
    4. What turns you off?
    Stupids.
    5. What is your favorite curse word?
    Fucktacular. Yes, it is derivative of “fuck,”but I wanted to differentiate it from slightly less enjoyable derivatives like, “cockfuckery,” and “fuckpiggery.”
    6. What sound or noise do you love?
    The laughter of women and little children.
    7. What sound or noise do you hate? Screeching metal and breaking glass. It can indeed be one sound if you live your life right. Or rather, wrong.
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Librarian.
    9. What profession would not like to do?
    Couples therapist.
    10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
    Welcome, we have been waiting for you.
     
  19. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    1. What is your favorite word?
    Too many to count. At this second: Shenandoah.

    2. What is your least favorite word?
    Entropy.

    3. What turns you on?
    Inspiration, imagination, intelligence, insight, and pointy nipples.

    4. What turns you off?
    Aggressive ignorance and hostility.

    5. What is your favorite curse word?
    Geez!

    6. What sound or noise do you love?
    That little noise right at the beginning of "Let's Do It Again" by The Staple Singers.

    7. What sound or noise do you hate?
    Sirens.

    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Spelunker.

    9. What profession would not like to do?
    Roadie.

    10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

    "Yo, son, long time, no see."


    That's pretty good. It's kind of like "Wooh-stuh," with the "oo" like in "good" and the "u" like in "run."
     
  20. lurok

    lurok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Every British child knows it's War-chester. With a silent h. I don't know, tourists. :rolleyes: