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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.


Apr
14
reviewed Edit What would you call size that fits between small and medium?
Apr
7
reviewed Reject Why does the letter ‘o’ appear in the word ‘people’?
Mar
28
reviewed Approve Two kinds of “borrow”
Mar
28
reviewed Approve Searching for a rare word for “something taken as truth due to having been repeated so much”
Mar
27
reviewed Approve
Mar
27
reviewed Reject What do you call the empty/arid zones on both sides of a highway?
Mar
27
reviewed Approve How to express “nice to hear from you” on telephone call in business situation?
Mar
27
reviewed Reject in the sentence “The farmer has herds of cattle on his farm” will cattle be a collective noun?
Mar
27
reviewed Reject What does this quote mean?
Mar
16
reviewed Approve How do you politely ask for someone's gender?
Mar
11
reviewed Approve What is the meaning and origin of the common phrase “the world is your oyster”?
Mar
11
reviewed Approve Some prepositions - confusion
Mar
10
reviewed Approve [S]he has the ears of a …?
Mar
9
reviewed Approve Is 'my wife and I' correct English?
Mar
3
reviewed Approve What does “can be said to do / to be” something mean?
Mar
2
reviewed Approve Punctuating a salutation on a line by itself
Feb
27
reviewed Approve Term for a person who conducts practice lessons
Feb
23
reviewed Approve “I've got more to do than wait” or “I've got more to do than **to** wait”?
Feb
23
reviewed Approve What’s the proper punctation for: “Work”, you ask?
Feb
22
reviewed Approve What is the one word for doll witch