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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 What would you call size that fits between small and medium?
line content is the same
2d
revised Which is the correct 'apostrophe' to use when typing? ' (quote) or ` (back-tick)
added remarks from website
Apr
13
revised A one line rhyme?
fixed link
Apr
13
revised Why are the first syllables of “nature” and “natural” pronounced differently?
the two words should be pronounced differently, of course – especially at the end.
Apr
11
revised Why does Hamlet not say, “ere he rots?”
added 55 characters in body; edited title
Mar
31
revised What does “Cultures are circular” mean?
added in one omitted word
Mar
27
revised Is reusal an English word?
Unless it's billiards, "English" gets a capital E.
Mar
27
revised What does this quote mean?
added 172 characters in body; edited title
Mar
27
revised What are people who 'flee' called?
embedded the URL into a link
Mar
16
revised What is a good idiom for deceptive smile?
That's all from one source; it should all be in one quote box.
Mar
16
revised ‘He decided’ vs. ‘He had decided’
moved the sentenced to the question (it's not a title; it should be part of the question). I also bolded the difference to make it easier to spot.
Mar
15
revised Usage of ostensible in this sentence
edited tags
Mar
15
revised What is an appropriate word for someone's “humanness”?
added 594 characters in body
Mar
9
revised What is a word that means someone who is involved in the arts without implying a specific type of art?
changed the bit about declining usage
Mar
6
revised Do you hand something over or off?
added diamond stuff after question was modified
Mar
6
revised How many different parts of speech can the f-word be used as?
made the quoted part readable
Mar
4
revised Difference between legacy and traditional?
format clean-up; there should be NO spaces before a question mark
Mar
3
revised What are some alternatives for “nurturing bosom”?
put the real context under "context", instead of in a comment below the question
Mar
2
revised Are these called synonyms? What grammatical elements are constraining the meaning?
edited the question's title to clarify "What's up with that?" a little more
Feb
28
revised Swapping Words in 'Deep' Sayings
just changed one word