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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.


2h
comment Where did we get “buster” as in “Look here, buster”?
Good question. I don't have a copy of that. Is there an online resource?
3h
asked Where did we get “buster” as in “Look here, buster”?
5h
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is the correct usage of “myriad”?
8h
comment Neither vs either in a negative statement
possible duplicate of What is the correct way to use "neither" and "nor" in a sentence together?
2d
awarded  Nice Answer
2d
comment Do we hang up a telephone call, or just “hang up”?
You can hang up or hang up the phone. You wouldn't hang up the call, at least not in AmE.
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awarded  Enlightened
Jul
20
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
20
comment Word for substances which help you escape your problems
Anodyne is what I would have said. +1
Jul
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
19
revised The End of a Watch (Opposite of the verb Watch)
deleted 5 characters in body
Jul
19
comment The End of a Watch (Opposite of the verb Watch)
It's very common to "stand a watch" in military jargon.
Jul
17
comment What do you call someone who can't keep secrets?
Really, vaibhav, what don't you like about the current responses that would prompt you to look for more? Perhaps you should explain what's wrong with the banana-boatload of synonyms you've already been given.
Jul
17
comment Are “I scream” and “Ice cream” homophones, or do we have another term here?
@Janus: Yes, but in that case the stressed I is also held a little longer, distinguishing the phoneme further. So would scream be emphasized and lengthened slightly if one were saying something like "I don't shout, I scream".
Jul
17
comment Are “I scream” and “Ice cream” homophones, or do we have another term here?
When I say ice cream I notice I accent the first word; I accent the second in I scream. Moreover, I agree with @Janus about the emergence of the /t/ sound when prints is spoken slowly, but when it's said quickly there's usually no difference between "the prints of Denmark" and "the Prince of Denmark" (though in the former I would probably speak slowly to enunciate the difference between lithography and royalty).
Jul
16
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
16
comment Two types of sound for letter L?
Good answer. Some non-native speakers (Russians, for example) do make a phonemic distinction between "hard" L and "soft" L, and they may have a problem if they're looking for a semantic distinction when there is only a phonemic one.
Jul
15
awarded  Famous Question
Jul
15
awarded  Good Answer
Jul
15
comment Why is there no “autumntime” or “falltime”?
We just use fall or autumn in those cases, both as nouns and adjectives. Not really sure why. We just do it that way. That's not to say you couldn't say "autumntime" if you really wanted to.