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"My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplaces of existence. These little problems help me to do so." (Sherlock Holmes)

I sometimes enjoy embedding puns and subtle self-references into many of my answers and comments.

Remember, context is everything.


Never make the mistake of thinking that a tiny preposition has only one meaning.


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answered Can 'Too+an adjective' be used to make a non-negative statement?
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answered Which is the correct 'apostrophe' to use when typing? ' (quote) or ` (back-tick)
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answered What does ‘great conk of a nose’ imply?
Apr
13
answered Only a waning candle sheds its light around
Apr
13
answered He probably has a very high opinion of himself
Mar
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answered What does “Cultures are circular” mean?
Mar
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answered How to say “I don't believe you” in a more academic way?
Mar
24
answered The difference beetween 'nasty' and 'horrible' or 'terrible'
Mar
15
answered Usage of ostensible in this sentence
Mar
13
answered Is a tin-ear one who dislikes music or one who dislikes new popular music? Why?
Mar
12
answered Using the word “doc”
Mar
6
answered Do you hand something over or off?
Mar
3
answered A better way to phrase this?
Mar
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answered Is “Know how to cook leeks”an idiom? What does “Read “Hamlet” and know how to cook leeks” mean?
Feb
20
answered What word describes text having a different meaning backwards and forwards?
Feb
5
answered Pronunciation of 'A'
Jan
19
answered Where does “spinning in his grave” come from?
Jan
18
answered Term for words like Snowmageddon, Nipplegate and even cheeseburger?
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answered What's the meaning of “a class act”?
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answered Is there an English equivalent of this common Maldivian Proverb meaning “to do something carelessly or perfunctorily”?