On January 30, 2019, we did a fun little drop-in demonstration at the member driven Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood. The question of the day was:
“What kind of community connecting activities would you like to participate in at CSI Annex?”
The results show a clear winner in “board games” over “bowling”. Most interestingly, “film screenings” got much better support compared to “movie nights”, thus demonstrating how words that seem like synonyms can have different meanings, and thus it’s good to rate variations of a theme to understand the true levels of agreement.
Can you think of an example of a time when you interpreted language used in a group setting to mean something differently from the other members of the group? What was the result?
We would love to hear your experience in the comments below!