The Kestenbaum Survey (1995/12/01)

0. Here are the complete vote totals for the recent survey. Twenty- three Wordslers cast ballots. Thanks again to everyone who voted. People are listed in descending order by number of votes received. Names given in quotation marks either weren't specific enough to assign to one person (like "Judith", when we have several Judiths), or otherwise didn't give me enough clues to figure out who was intended. Apologies for any misspelled names.

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VOTE TOTALS:

1. The Three Most Articulate Wordslers:

12 Marty Rosen (Nipper)
8 Myles Callum
7 Larry Kestenbaum (polygon)
4 Tony Harminc
4 Ken Miller (Bookrat)
4 Tushar Samant
4 Bayla Singer
3 Frank Peters
2 Brad Grissom
2 Joseph Harwood
2 Paul Kuritz (p)
1 each for: Michael Ausbrooke, Carol Carmick (Catbird), Torkel Franzen, Anne Harwell (bwp), Susan Harwood Kaczmarczik, Karen Kay, Judith Kocik, Michael Macmillan (mem), Natalie Maynor, Bonnie Voigtlander, Alan Wild

2. The Three Most Pompous Wordslers:

10 Marty Rosen (Nipper)
10 Tushar Samant
4 John A. Gubert
4 Gilbert Smith (Giggles)
4 Alan Wild
2 Janet Hardy (Verdant)
2 Karen Kay
2 Paul Kuritz (p)
1 each for: Myles Callum, Alan Denchfield (AOBD), Elwood P. Dowd, Jenn Eustace, Anne Harwell (bwp), Emily Horning, Karsten Kelly, Rashmi Murthy, Ben Ostrowsky, Frank Peters, Richard Scheidt, Graham Toal, Theresa Wild

3. The Three Most Entertaining Wordslers:

11 Myles Callum 6 Tushar Samant
5 Gilbert Smith (Giggles)
4 Anne Harwell (bwp)
4 Natalie Maynor
4 Ken Miller (Bookrat)
4 Marty Rosen (Nipper)
2 Karen Kay
2 Bernard Chien Perro
2 Bonnie Voigtlander
1 each for: Shoshana Edwards, Brad Grissom, Janet Hardy (Verdant), Heather Hewitt, Karsten Kelly, Judith Kocik, Paul Kuritz (p), Don Moore, Espen Ore, Doris Smith, John M. Williams, "Irene"

4. The Three Most Musical Wordslers:

12 Heather Hewitt
9 Ken Miller (Bookrat)
6 Marty Rosen (Nipper)
5 Susan Harwood Kaczmarczik
2 Gilbert Smith (Giggles)
1 each for: Paul Barfoot, Joan Boorstein, Elwood P. Dowd, Brad Grissom, Nancy Harwood, Stephen Karlson, Espen Ore, Judith Schrier (love, judith), "Ralph", "Wombat"

5. The Three Wordslers With The Best .Sigs:

18 Ken Miller (Bookrat)
5 Janet Hardy (Verdant)
2 Anne Harwell (bwp)
2 Richard Scheidt
2 John M. Williams
1 each for: Sylvia Edwards, Shoshana Edwards, Heather Hewitt, Susan Harwood Kaczmarczik, Karen Kay, Peter Levy, Ben Ostrowsky, Bernard Chien Perro, Marty Rosen (Nipper), Tushar Samant, Gilbert Smith (Giggles), Graham Toal, Neal Traven (Ol' Blue Eyes)

6. The Three Funniest Wordslers:

8 Tushar Samant
7 Myles Callum
6 Anne Harwell (bwp)
6 Gilbert Smith (Giggles)
4 Natalie Maynor
4 Marty Rosen (Nipper)
3 Karen Kay
2 Paul Kuritz (p)
1 each for: Carol Carmick (Catbird), Ruth Hanska, Heather Hewitt, Ken Miller (Bookrat), Espen Ore, Bernard Chien Perro, "the Ronin", Neal Traven (Ol' Blue Eyes), John M. Williams, "Irene"

7. The Three Most Politically Liberal Wordslers:

6 Marty Rosen (Nipper)
3 Larry Kestenbaum (polygon)
3 Natalie Maynor
3 Marie Tomlinson
2 Janet Hardy (Verdant)
2 Tony Harminc
2 Stephen Karlson
2 Karsten Kelly
1 each for: Lisa Alfieri, Myles Callum, Shoshana Edwards, Marcia Franzen, Brad Grissom, Joseph Harwood, Anne Haycock, Bill Holler, Roy Jaques, Michael Macmillan (mem), Ben Ostrowsky, Judith Schrier (love, judith), Gilbert Smith (Giggles), Alan Wild

8. The Three Most Politically Conservative Wordslers:

7 Alan Wild
5 Anne Harwell (bwp)
4 Stephen Karlson
4 John M. Williams
3 Frank Peters
2 Larry Kestenbaum (polygon)
2 Tushar Samant
1 each for: Tony Harminc, Marty Rosen (Nipper), Bayla Singer, Graham Toal

9. The Three Wordslers Who Suffer Fools Least Gladly:

14 Marty Rosen (Nipper)
12 Anne Harwell (bwp)
8 Tushar Samant
6 Graham Toal
2 Joseph Harwood
2 Karen Kay
2 Paul Kuritz (p)
2 Richard Scheidt
1 each for: Betty Clark, Sylvia Edwards, John A. Gubert, Anne Haycock, Norman Hill, Stephen Karlson, Dan Lester (cyclops), Michael Macmillan (mem), Ken Miller (Bookrat), Neal Traven (Ol' Blue Eyes), Bonnie Voigtlander, Theresa Wild

10. The Three Most Effective Wordsler Flamers:

12 Marty Rosen (Nipper)
12 Tushar Samant
10 Anne Harwell (bwp)
4 Graham Toal
2 Ken Miller (Bookrat)
1 each for: Myles Callum, Betty Clark, Elwood P. Dowd, John A. Gubert, Joseph Harwood, Karen Kay, Dan Lester (cyclops), Rita Rouvalis, Richard Scheidt, Judith Schrier (love, judith), Bonnie Voigtlander, Alan Wild, John M. Williams

11. The Three Wordslers To Be Trapped On An Elevator With:

4 Heather Hewitt
3 Janet Hardy (Verdant)
3 Michael Macmillan (mem)
3 Ken Miller (Bookrat)
3 Bayla Singer
3 Marie Tomlinson
3 Bonnie Voigtlander
2 Myles Callum
2 Betty Clark
2 Shoshana Edwards
2 Anne Harwell (bwp)
2 Nancy Harwood
2 Anne Haycock
2 Rashmi Murthy
2 Marty Rosen (Nipper)
2 Tushar Samant
2 Judith Schrier (love, judith)
2 Gilbert Smith (Giggles)
1 each for: Lucia Ferrari, Marcia Franzen, Joseph Harwood, Karsten Kelly, Larry Kestenbaum (polygon), Judith Kocik, Paul Kuritz (p), Natalie Maynor, Bernard Chien Perro, Rita Rouvalis, Doris Smith, Graham Toal, Neal Traven (Ol' Blue Eyes)

12. The Three Wordslers Who Best Personify "Phatic Drivel":

10 Karen Kay
8 Natalie Maynor
5 Tushar Samant
4 Marty Rosen (Nipper)
2 Janet Hardy (Verdant)
2 Bonnie Voigtlander
1 each for: Paul Barfoot, Myles Callum, Betty Clark, Brad Grissom, John A. Gubert, John Hannum, Nancy Harwood, Jinny Jones, Ken Miller (Bookrat), Alec Plotkin, Gilbert Smith (Giggles), John M. Williams

13. The Three Wordslers Who Best Personify "Diegesis":

11 Gilbert Smith (Giggles)
5 Myles Callum
3 Brad Grissom
3 Ken Miller (Bookrat)
1 each for: Paul Barfoot, Karen Kay, Larry Kestenbaum (polygon), Michael Macmillan (mem), Natalie Maynor, Marty Rosen (Nipper), Marie Tomlinson

14. The Three Most Maddening Wordslers:

7 Karen Kay
6 Alan Wild
5 Natalie Maynor
4 Tushar Samant
3 Marty Rosen (Nipper)
1 each for: Myles Callum, Dr. David Chaos, Betty Clark, Marcia Franzen, John A. Gubert, Ruth Hanska, Janet Hardy (Verdant), Anne Haycock, Paul Kuritz (p), Dan Lester (cyclops), Raul Pop, Richard Scheidt, Graham Toal, Bonnie Voigtlander, "Judith"

15. The Three Most Bizarre Wordslers:

11 Janet Hardy (Verdant)
4 Tushar Samant
4 Alan Wild
2 Shoshana Edwards
2 Brad Grissom
2 Karen Kay
2 Karsten Kelly
2 Natalie Maynor
2 Marty Rosen (Nipper)
2 John M. Williams
1 each for: Jim Bradley, Betty Clark, Heather Hewitt, Emily Horning, Dan Lester (cyclops), Ben Ostrowsky, Bernard Chien Perro, Bonnie Voigtlander

16. The Three Tersest Wordslers:

7 Paul Kuritz (p)
4 Anne Harwell (bwp)
3 Bayla Singer
2 Joseph Harwood
2 Karen Kay
2 Tushar Samant
2 Richard Scheidt
2 Judith Schrier (love, judith)
2 Graham Toal
2 John M. Williams
1 each for: Betty Clark, Torkel Franzen, Brad Grissom, John A. Gubert, Adam Hartfield (List Honey), Anne Haycock, Roy Jaques, Michael Macmillan (mem), Natalie Maynor, Rashmi Murthy, Bernard Chien Perro, Alec Plotkin, Marty Rosen (Nipper), Doris Smith, Akio Tanaka, Marie Tomlinson, Clyde Voigtlander

17. The Three Most Verbose Wordslers:

9 Marty Rosen (Nipper)
9 Tushar Samant
8 Natalie Maynor
3 Karen Kay
2 Myles Callum
2 Larry Kestenbaum (polygon)
2 Ken Miller (Bookrat)
1 each for: Michael Ausbrooke, Dr. David Chaos, Shoshana Edwards, Sylvia Edwards, Ruth Hanska, Janet Hardy (Verdant), Anne Harwell (bwp), Stephen Karlson, Rita Leonard, Michael Macmillan (mem), Gilbert Smith (Giggles), Bonnie Voigtlander, Alan Wild

18. The Three Happiest Wordslers:

6 Heather Hewitt
6 Natalie Maynor
4 Myles Callum
3 Bernard Chien Perro
3 Judith Schrier (love, judith)
3 Bayla Singer
3 Marie Tomlinson
2 Betty Clark
2 Marcia Franzen
2 Bonnie Voigtlander
1 each for: Elwood P. Dowd, Shoshana Edwards, Sylvia Edwards, Torkel Franzen, Anne Harwell (bwp), Nancy Harwood, Anne Haycock, Emily Horning, Stephen Karlson, Paul Kuritz (p), Steph Mandell, Ken Miller (Bookrat), Annie Oreilly, Ben Ostrowsky, Phyllis Petree, Marty Rosen (Nipper), Tushar Samant, Gilbert Smith (Giggles), Graham Toal, Sharon Ziperovich

19. The Three Most Diplomatic Wordslers:

5 Nancy Harwood
5 Bayla Singer
4 Myles Callum
4 Doris Smith
2 Betty Clark
2 Elwood P. Dowd
2 Evelyn Duncan
2 Heather Hewitt
2 Larry Kestenbaum (polygon)
2 Natalie Maynor
2 Tushar Samant
2 Judith Schrier (love, judith)
2 Bonnie Voigtlander
1 each for: Hiroshi Amari, Tony Harminc, Ken Miller (Bookrat), Rashmi Murthy, Frank Peters, Phyllis Petree, Marty Rosen (Nipper), Akio Tanaka, Neal Traven (Ol' Blue Eyes), Clyde Voigtlander

20. The Three Wordslers Most Likely To Be Librarian of Congress:

6 Tushar Samant
5 Michael Macmillan (mem)
5 Marty Rosen (Nipper)
4 Dan Lester (cyclops)
3 Brad Grissom
3 Marie Tomlinson
2 Emily Horning
2 Natalie Maynor
2 Ken Miller (Bookrat)
2 Bayla Singer
2 John M. Williams
1 each for: Shoshana Edwards, Janet Hardy (Verdant), Larry Kestenbaum (polygon), Ben Ostrowsky, Gilbert Smith (Giggles), Alan Wild

21. The Three Best Wordsler Cooks:

4 Anne Harwell (bwp)
3 Tushar Samant
3 Judith Schrier (love, judith)
3 Bayla Singer
3 Neal Traven (Ol' Blue Eyes)
3 Clyde Voigtlander
2 "Judith"
1 each for: Jim Bradley, Myles Callum, Carol Carmick (Catbird), Shoshana Edwards, Sylvia Edwards, Janet Hardy (Verdant), Anne Haycock, Susan Harwood Kaczmarczik, Stephen Karlson, Steph Mandell, Natalie Maynor, Ken Miller (Bookrat), Marty Rosen (Nipper), Bonnie Voigtlander, John M. Williams, "Carolyn", "Pea", "Ralph"

22. The Three Most Athletic Wordslers:

9 Bonnie Voigtlander
7 Anne Haycock
5 Marie Tomlinson
3 Rashmi Murthy
2 Marty Rosen (Nipper)
1 each for: Jim Bradley, Carol Carmick (Catbird), John Hannum, Anne Harwell (bwp), Norman Hill, Stephen Karlson, Larry Kestenbaum (polygon), Dan Lester (cyclops), Espen Ore, Annie Oreilly, Phyllis Petree, Alec Plotkin, Tushar Samant, Richard Scheidt, Graham Toal

23. The Three Most Dangerous Wordslers:

9 Alan Wild
5 Tushar Samant
4 Marty Rosen (Nipper)
3 Anne Harwell (bwp)
3 Heather Hewitt
2 Janet Hardy (Verdant)
1 each for: Dr. David Chaos, Evelyn Duncan, Marcia Franzen, John A. Gubert, Fluffy Sam Harwell, Joseph Harwood, Norman Hill, Stephen Karlson, Karen Kay, Judith Kocik, Paul Kuritz (p), Bernard Chien Perro, Bill Sjostrom, Doris Smith, Marie Tomlinson, John M. Williams

24. The Three Silliest Wordslers:

5 Karen Kay
4 Heather Hewitt
4 Natalie Maynor
4 Tushar Samant
3 Bonnie Voigtlander
2 Myles Callum
2 Betty Clark
2 Larry Kestenbaum (polygon)
2 Paul Kuritz (p)
2 Alan Wild
1 each for: Hiroshi Amari, Alan Denchfield (AOBD), Elwood P. Dowd, Sylvia Edwards, Marcia Franzen, Tony Harminc, Bill Holler, Susan Harwood Kaczmarczik, Ken Miller (Bookrat), Ben Ostrowsky, Bernard Chien Perro, Phyllis Petree, Raul Pop, Marty Rosen (Nipper), Richard Scheidt, Gilbert Smith (Giggles), Anne Tracy

25. The Three All-Around Favorite Wordslers:

6 Myles Callum
6 Tushar Samant
5 Anne Harwell (bwp)
5 Ken Miller (Bookrat)
4 Gilbert Smith (Giggles)
3 Marty Rosen (Nipper)
2 Brad Grissom
2 Larry Kestenbaum (polygon)
2 Doris Smith
2 Bonnie Voigtlander
2 John M. Williams
1 each for: Sylvia Edwards, Shoshana Edwards, Janet Hardy (Verdant), Nancy Harwood, Heather Hewitt, Emily Horning, Stephen Karlson, Karen Kay, Karsten Kelly, Judith Kocik, Rita Leonard, Dan Lester (cyclops), Michael Macmillan (mem), Steph Mandell, Natalie Maynor, Rashmi Murthy, Ben Ostrowsky, Judith Schrier (love, judith), Bayla Singer, Graham Toal, Neal Traven (Ol' Blue Eyes), "Ralph"

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