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williamb20 Aug 2018 10:00 p.m. PST

TMP link The poll has one item that is in fact true. In 273BC the Seleucids defeated the Galatians at a battle that became known as the elephant victory. At this battle the Galatians, who were Celts who had migrated to central Asia Minor, had 80 scythed chariots. link

Winston Smith20 Aug 2018 10:17 p.m. PST

Not to mention 5 different variants on the "British were stupid and Yankees hid behind trees" trope. Or is it a meme?

Wherethestreetshavnoname20 Aug 2018 11:26 p.m. PST

Round 1B repeats a question, slightly differently parsed, from Round 1A.

"German tanks weren't destroyed in combat, most were destroyed by their own crews when they broke down"

I know polls are silly and not to be taken seriously, but a bit of proper editing wouldn't hurt.

Roderick Robertson Fezian21 Aug 2018 9:29 a.m. PST

"German tanks weren't destroyed in combat, most were destroyed by their own crews when they broke down"

Sounds like the tank crews could have used some counseling.

Tony S21 Aug 2018 2:29 p.m. PST

Actually laughed out loud at that one, Roderick!

woundedknee26 Aug 2018 2:57 a.m. PST

Roderick, That reminds me of a wonderful misspelling in the old versionm of Miniature Wargames in an article on Plains Indians. The article said they would often confuse their enemies by fainting during hostilities.

Bowman03 Sep 2018 6:33 a.m. PST

Now that's a poll I'd be interested in: "misspelled or poorly phrased sentences that mean something else".

The tank crews and their breakdowns and the fainting Indians are awesome!

In a description of a war game that took place during the Crusades, I seem to remember someone's "Calvary" charging in the Holy Lands. That's my contribution.

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