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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 When to use under and over as prefixes rather than adverbs with past participles
Jun
26
answered “Soccer mom”: why soccer?
Jun
18
answered Is the second part of dialogue capitalized or not?
Jun
17
asked Using “scare quotes” inside a quotation
Jun
12
answered Is it okay to use “Sure thing” as a reply to my boss?
Jun
11
answered He is in his room 'with a book'/'with a table'
Jun
11
answered Middle initial placement
Jun
8
answered What do you call nested circles that are not concentric?
May
17
answered Term for an enchanted place
May
5
answered Can “erudite” be used to describe things other than humans?
May
5
answered Is there a more eloquent way to say this?
May
4
answered Why are there several “expressions” in the English language related to the third month of the year?
May
1
answered A word for the heart-wrenching pain of wanting someone you can't have
Apr
26
answered Why is it “yours faithfully” and not “your faithfully”?
Apr
25
answered A single word for someone who is loved quickly by everyone?
Apr
20
answered How to point out the year 2000?
Apr
20
answered How do you address people at the beginning of a conversation?
Apr
16
answered Can 'Too+an adjective' be used to make a non-negative statement?
Apr
14
answered Which is the correct 'apostrophe' to use when typing? ' (quote) or ` (backtick)
Apr
14
answered What does ‘great conk of a nose’ imply?