Here's an explanation of this poll for non-native english speakers. I'm hiding it into <spoiler> tags since I don't know if it's general knowledge or, on the contrary, everybody is expected to scratch his/her head to get it. If I get some /msg's telling me it's ok to remove the tags, I'll edit this node accordingly. Update: <spoiler> tags removed, since this is now a past poll.
For non-native english speakers, like me, this poll won't make any sense at all. Puzzled, I engaged into some googling and finally managed to join enough pieces together to understand it. It's about "Jabberwocky", a nonsense-verse poem written by Lewis Carroll, the author of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". You can find out more here [everything2.com] and here [wikipedia.org]. Hope this helps you cast a sensible vote :^).
"uffish" isn't defined, so this can only be referring to
Jaberwocky, in which case the obvious answer is Bandersnatch
No, no, no! The frumious Bandersnatch is to be shunned, not hunted! Does nobody read the classics anymore? You might as well hunt a Jub Jub Bird! The prey to be sought is none other than the Jabberwock itself. Which I just happen to have as a pet, and I'll thank you not to hunt him. (alas, poor Frumious Bandersnatch passed away early this year)
If there were a "right answer", you have got it, and for the right reasons. Good job. ;) ...just a little fun. Sorry to those who didn't like it. I intentionally posed it as a riddle, hoping some would dig in and figure out (based on those strange words) what the poll refers to.
Missing from the list and very much a foe of those of us
"in the trenches" are the REMFs. Those do
nothings sitting in their ivory towers making more work
for us "line animals" who actually keep the
company running. PHBs are REFMs in training often times!
Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg
Hi, blue_cowdawg. I didn't know what a REMF was, so I had to Google it. Unfortunately I chose to copy your *second* use of it, where you transposed the letters. I got FMTIEWTK about ichthyoplankton... Thanks for a good (but confused) laugh.