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56 Post author: Yvain 16 July 2011 09:00PM

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Comment author: Nisan 17 July 2011 10:50:45PM 7 points [-]

Oftentimes the role of "What is your favorite X?" is a conversation-starter. I think it's perfectly honest to interpret "What's your favorite kind of music?" as "What's a kind of music that you like and which you're willing to have a conversation about?".

An exception is "What's your favorite superhero?", because you may be called on to defend your choice in an argument.

Comment author: Armok_GoB 18 July 2011 12:26:00PM 0 points [-]

this is sometimes the case, but there are enough exceptions that one should not rely on it I think.