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I want patience and I want it now.

Also, I find that nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

Laziness is what gets me out of bed in the morning.

正宗で大根を切る。

言い出しっぺ。

Some of the smartest things people have ever said:

No language makes perfect sense. — John McWhorter

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering. — Carl Jung

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. — George Santayana

Tactics is knowing what to do when there is something to do. Strategy is knowing what to do when there is nothing to do. — Savielly Tartakower

One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision — Bertrand Russell

Every good thing that happens in your life is a gift. — Yours Truly

If you can't practice self-denial, all you're left with is denial. — Ibid.


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revised Is there a word or phrase for someone who strongly disapproves of smoking, drinking and gambling?
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comment Usage of “I'm incredulous!” as an exclamation of shock or disbelief
Ein gezierter Deutscher. Ich bin erstaunt.
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comment Usage of “I'm incredulous!” as an exclamation of shock or disbelief
That aside, what's wrong with "I don't believe it!" or "That's unbelievable!" or "I'm shocked!" or "That is shocking!"?
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comment Usage of “I'm incredulous!” as an exclamation of shock or disbelief
There may be appropriate or inappropriate responses, but no correct or incorrect ones unless you're taking a school exam.
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comment Clean, concise, snappy synonym for “f—ing awesome”
Average, ordinary, mundane, unexceptional, run-of-the-mill—oh, wait, you don't want to tell the truth.
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comment Which article to use: 'a' or 'the?
You may be better asking this question on English Language Learners, our sister site.
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comment Definite article before an abstract noun
Well, love is an abstract concept, yet it can take an article or not. Consider the following references from music: "Love is a many-splendored thing," "A Love Supreme," or "The love you take is equal to the love you make."
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comment Where “summat” came from
+1 I was going to ask precisely this question myself. Didn't see it till today.
Nov
24
comment Why are there so many synonyms in English?
Because English is awesome. I mean wonderful. I mean great. I mean superb. I mean really nice. I mean terrific. I mean . . .
Nov
24
comment past perfect tense and comma usage in Churchill's book
Should read ". . . because he found it more comfortable . . ." Stupid fingers.
Nov
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comment Why do people pronounce “f***ing” like “f***en”?
@JohnLawler: I usually hear it pronounced fucking when someone really wants to place particular emphasis on the word. ("That is just fucking wonderful" as opposed to, say, "Fuckin'-A, man!"
Nov
24
comment past perfect tense and comma usage in Churchill's book
@Mari-LouA: I am not saying he was employed by a saloon. One meaning of saloon is simply "an eating and social area aboard a ship." Churchill used the space presumably because he more comfortable than his cabin to do his writing.
Nov
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answered past perfect tense and comma usage in Churchill's book
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Enlightened
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revised What figure(s) of speech or expression are in play here?
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answered Is the idiom “what price [something]?” used here in the sense of “how about [something]?” - or not?
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answered What figure(s) of speech or expression are in play here?
Nov
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revised Why don’t we write poetry like Beowulf any longer?
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revised Can “I be” ever be considered correct?
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