We will be hearing more and more about polls as the election approaches, so here is a little factoid to impress your acquaintances (friends know you better):
“Poll” once meant the top of your head. In Hamlet, Orphelia says of Polonius, “His beard as white as snow: All flaxen was his poll.”
Voting was first done by counting heads, i.e., counting polls. Eventually, “poll” came to mean the count itself.
My poll is as bare as a baby’s bottom (and even smoother).