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My favorite season:

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Spring
  3363 votes / 18%
Summer
  4441 votes / 23%
Fall
  6552 votes / 35%
Winter
  2657 votes / 14%
Some other variety of season
  1493 votes / 8%
18506 total votes.
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My favorite season:

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 22, 2013 @12:22PM (#44918125)

    Autumnal is a far better word that fall-ish.

  • by Anathem (1983388) on Sunday September 22, 2013 @01:16PM (#44918355)
    I wonder how many respondents are in the northern hemisphere (not to mention in a place with seasons). Specifically because, if many of them are, I'd expect Fall to be the choice right now. In Winter, I'd expect spring to get the highest number of votes.
  • by InfiniteZero (587028) on Sunday September 22, 2013 @07:06PM (#44920353)

    When I was a restless kid with unlimited energy, it was summer hands down. The seemingly endless summer break, the adventures, the DIY projects...

    Now it's autumn. As an adult you appreciate the subtlety and richness under the unassuming quietness of the falling leaves.

    I suppose in a few decades when the prospect of graveyard starts to manifest over the horizon, I will find the allure of winter.

    Interestingly enough, there is a parallel in my favorite color over the years.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 23, 2013 @10:11AM (#44923643)

    It's neither "phony" nor "pretentious" to speak your own language.

    When you're ignorant of the language you claim to speak, and still try to impose it on others, it is both phony and pretentious.

  • Re:Favorite color (Score:4, Insightful)

    by tverbeek (457094) on Monday September 23, 2013 @06:25PM (#44928941) Homepage
    The notion that "seasons" must operate in lockstep with the equinoxes and solstices is as ridiculous a notion as them "answering to government fiat". Nature is a far more complex and non-discrete system than that. Seasons depend on latitude and altitude, prevailing currents in air and water, and a host of other factors. In some places there are four, in others two, and in still others three. They change gradually, one blending into another, not switching over with the tick of a clock or flip of a desk calendar. The idea that Fall/Autumn just began today (or was it last night?) seems peculiar (and a bit pedantically pointless), because the weather here was distinctly chilly already last week, the leaves are already turning, and the beaches were already pretty much deserted. South of here, Autumn may yet be on its way. Equinox is a point in time, an event. But the advent of Autumn (or any other season) is a process. Where I live it happens through most of September, and the other seasons (we have four) likewise make their way bit by bit: a wintry night might be followed by a spring-like day, another wintry night, a wintry day, and so on, until the nights are spring-like and the spring days are uninterrupted. This is how a human experiences seasons, not by government or astronomical fiat.
  • Re:Favorite color (Score:4, Insightful)

    by maglor_83 (856254) on Tuesday September 24, 2013 @02:52AM (#44931731)

    If by 'people' you mean English speaking North Americans, then you're probably right. In (all?) other English speaking countries, Autumn is the term used, and fall is only heard on American and Canadian TV shows and films.

  • Re:Favorite color (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Pieroxy (222434) on Tuesday September 24, 2013 @03:43AM (#44931909) Homepage

    Most people refer to it as Fall for brevity - Fall term, Fall football, Fall colors, etc.

    "Most people"? Given that it's purely a US term. How is that possibly "most people"?

    That would be because the US represent "most people" or, to be more precise, "most people that count".

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