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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 Word for disliking nice people
2d
answered A saying that means a bad judgment often is reduced by understanding the reason of somebody's behavior or words.
Dec
24
answered Is “straight from Kafka” an idiom?
Dec
23
answered Meaning of Evenly distributed
Dec
23
answered Connotations of “Salt of the earth”
Dec
18
answered Person who is responsible for the political guests in the kingdom?
Dec
17
answered Expose body to cold conditions
Dec
16
answered Antonym for 'preaching to the choir'
Dec
14
answered What's the meaning of “coming to the end of yourself”?
Dec
8
answered Is “I'd've” proper use of the English language?
Nov
14
answered Is there a common expression for someone who “always holds a mobile phone in hand”?
Nov
9
answered 'Suppose a person to buy a horse' - Grammaticality in 1871
Sep
24
answered using “general” instead of “brigadier general”
Sep
12
answered In June–July 1967? Between June–July 1967?
Sep
5
answered What do you call a disgusting mixture you don't want to drink?
Sep
4
answered What is the exact difference between “into” and “onto”?
Sep
2
answered How to distinguish between “however” and “whenever”?
Aug
21
answered What great writers have used coordinating conjunctions at the start of sentences?
Aug
8
asked Word that corresponds to “flew” or “drove” when riding a train
Jul
23
answered When to use under and over as prefixes rather than adverbs with past participles