Author: machotrouts

Grindr users on the 2016 US election

The United States is about to elect a new president. I’ve previously polled UK Grindr users on Scottish independence, the 2015 general election, and Brexit. This time, I decided to poll US Grindr users on who they think should be leading their country. The following is a representative sample of the replies. (Identifiable faces have…

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Scottish Grindr users on the EU referendum

I’ve previously taken to Grindr to ask users their opinions on the Scottish independence referendum and the 2015 general election. More recently, I’ve been asking Grindr users in and around Edinburgh whether they believe the United Kingdom should withdraw from the European Union. Here is a representative sample of the replies: STATISTICS: I was only…

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Handy pluralisation guide

Octopus > Octopodes Attorney general > Attorneys general Coup d’état > Coups d’état Passerby > Passersby Rhubarby > Rhubarsby Father-in-law > Fathers-in-law Mother-in-law > Mothers-in-law Brother-in-law > Brothers-in-law Sister-in-law > Sister-in-laws (this is because “Sister” already has two “s”s) Mum > Ma Ma > Mae Matrix > Matrices Bollix > Bollices Little Mix > Little…

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How not to poll Grindr

About a year ago, I conducted two UK general election polls on Grindr: one in Edinburgh, one in Cardiff. I’ve decided to publish a few of the conversations that got a bit too sidetracked to make the original posts.