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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.


1d
revised “fought in the World War II” versus “fought in the second World War”
edited tags; edited tags
2d
revised One word for the person who spreads positive vibes and is very spiritual in nature
got rid of those ugly URLs
2d
revised One word for the person who spreads positive vibes and is very spiritual in nature
edited tags
Aug
21
revised What great writers have used coordinating conjunctions at the start of sentences?
added 9 characters in body
Aug
18
revised What is the meaning of “all zero at the bone”? I can't make it out
formatted stanza into four lines, as in original
Aug
18
revised What is the meaning of “all zero at the bone”? I can't make it out
formatting
Aug
8
revised How do I say a calculated decimal has too many decimal places?
removed extraneous statements
Jul
9
revised “as much as you and I” vs. “as much as you and me”
formatting + title change
Jun
27
revised “Soccer mom”: why soccer?
a > as
Jun
23
revised “Some” — singular vs plural
added 9 characters in body
Jun
21
revised Adding “one” to an expression like “more than the average”
moved the question to the question
Jun
20
revised Scheduled Immediately?
swapped "dot" spacer for a blank space
Jun
20
revised What did Old English use Ꝥ for?
added 143 characters in body
Jun
12
revised Order of pronouns and proper names in a sentence
changed title and formatted examples
Jun
12
revised not-quite-honest public service
of, not if
Jun
11
revised Middle initial placement
changed answer in light of comment by tchrist
Jun
8
revised What do you call nested circles that are not concentric?
shrunk image so that it wasn't so blurry and pixelated
May
25
revised What do you call a person who always has what you need?
removed character
May
23
revised Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, Chap. 2: what does “shy of being confidential on a short notice” mean?
fixed book title
May
17
revised antonym of “spoiled”
formatting