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E. Machery and some collaborators have used survey data to criticize Kripke's anti-descriptivism about proper names. I highlight a number of drawbacks in the tests of Machery et al. Some of my objections concern their ambiguity. In particular, the responses that–according to them–reveal descriptivist intuitions can be interpreted as anti-descriptivist responses (for reasons that have not been pointed out so far). Furthermore, their vignettes are inconsistent. I also discuss other issues relateddoi:10.1387/theoria.15463 fatcat:7zbdc5bg7fe6hb4zudso7keswq