What in the world do these words mean?

@patgalca (15632)
Orangeville, Ontario
July 26, 2007 10:04pm CST
I was filling out one of the many online surveys I do when I came across these two terms I have never heard of. As I suspected, I could not find them in my dictionary. The first word I didn't know was listed among household electronics like DVD player, Digital Camera, PC, etc. Does anyone know what a PUCKLE is? I have never heard of it before. What is a puckle? Obviously since I don't know what is is, I don't have one. The other word was in a list of different types of insurance coverage. It's called a GARFUNKLE. What's a garfunkle? The only Garfunkle I know is Art. Anyone know these things? Thanks.
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@BarBaraPrz (25032)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
27 Jul 07
It might be a case of seeing if the respondent is actually answering truthfully... you know, if they check that they have a puckle when no such thing exists, then the compilers chuck the survey answers as being useless... or it might be a survey from a parallel universe where such things DO exist?
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@BarBaraPrz (25032)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
18 Aug 07
Thanks for the b.r. Shortly after you started this discussion, I too, was asked in an online survey if I had those items. Of course, I said no.
• United States
27 Jul 07
Hmm I have no idea what a Puckle is... Im assuming that Garfunkle is an insurance company and not an item....
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@patgalca (15632)
• Orangeville, Ontario
27 Jul 07
Garfunkle is not an insurancy company. It is a type of insurance like flood, or theft or, well, garfunkle. What the heck is it?
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@BarBaraPrz (25032)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
27 Jul 07
Maybe it's insurance to compensate you if you are exposed to too much Art Garfunkel music... or subjected to looking at his hair?
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@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
6 Aug 07
wow...i never heard of those words before use in a survey. Garfunkle heard little bit, and like evrybody said it more something in music. By the way, what that survey about?
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@stealthy (8188)
• United States
27 Jul 07
One definition I found for Puckle is: A small lump, bump or crinkle in an otherwise smooth or even surface. This doesn't seem to be what it would be used for in a survey on household electronics. There is also something called a Puckle's Sweep Generator, apparently named after someone with the name of Puckle. Other than that I can't find anything. Nothing on garfunkle.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
27 Jul 07
The only garfunkle I have heard of is Simon and Garfunkle - singers, as for Puckle? umm pass. Sorry LOL
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• United States
20 Oct 10
I think I just took this same survey!!! I was just googling both words and all I found was the link to this!! LOL
• United States
17 Sep 09
I took the same survey and was wondering the same things. I think the survey writers were just trying to see if we were paying attention. You know how sometimes the survey will have an item that says something like "Please choose the 2nd choice from the left" just to make sure your reading it? I think it's something like that.