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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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revised Define “plate” from Sweeney Todd musical
single-spaced the passage
Nov
15
revised Who uses 'inveritable' and 'inveritably'?
edited body
Nov
14
revised What do you call your nephew's wife?
fixed pronoun
Nov
14
revised Confusing sentence, work or works?
little bit of formatting
Nov
11
revised “I” vs. “me” question
deleted 42 characters in body; edited title
Oct
31
revised Does “should” imply an opinion?
took backticks out of question title and replaced them with quotation marks
Oct
22
revised Best way to abbreviate income ranges
deleted 11 characters in body
Sep
24
revised using “general” instead of “brigadier general”
added 322 characters in body
Sep
22
revised What’s the word to describe that I ——— your artwork?
added 112 characters in body
Sep
22
revised What’s the word to describe that I ——— your artwork?
rolled back to a previous revision
Sep
3
revised Difference between “implementing” and “executing”?
removed leading space after opening quote
Sep
1
revised Do I need to use a comma before “everyone” to set off the vocative?
I, not i, in title
Aug
29
revised “fought in the World War II” versus “fought in the second World War”
edited tags; edited tags
Aug
28
revised One word for the person who spreads positive vibes and is very spiritual in nature
got rid of those ugly URLs
Aug
28
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