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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.


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
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