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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.


Aug
7
comment Word that refers to the “quantity/amount” of floor?
@Steve: Maybe. One thing is sure, though: his standard for what constitutes a poor answer seems somewhat lower than almost anyone else's on this site.
Aug
7
comment What is the history of cricket's fielding positions?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the rules, terminology, or practices of a game, not English per se.
Aug
7
revised “Minutes later” vs. “a few minutes later”
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Aug
6
revised “Minutes later” vs. “a few minutes later”
added 12 characters in body
Aug
6
answered “Minutes later” vs. “a few minutes later”
Aug
5
comment Is there an equivalent of “reverie” where one is lost in unpleasant thoughts?
@Did: I don't see where the OP made any specific request regarding active vs. unprompted thoughts. As it is, you seem to be judging this response by the "standard" of rumination, an opinion I don't share.
Aug
3
comment Why does “defenestrate” mean “throw someone out a window” and not “remove a window”?
And if someone depends (on something) do they remove pends? Or remove fer if they defer? This is a spurious interpretation of how language works.
Aug
2
revised Use of “concretely” for “specifically”
edited tags
Jul
31
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
30
comment Consistent & accepted style(s) for hyphenating a shade of color used as an adjective for hair?
Since it is ultimately a stylistic issue, what other way would people expect you to do it than "your" way?
Jul
30
comment Consistent & accepted style(s) for hyphenating a shade of color used as an adjective for hair?
Use a hyphen when you are concerned about ambiguity. And remember what Emerson said about "a foolish consistency."
Jul
30
comment Word wrapping rules
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about rules of typography, not English.
Jul
29
answered Is there an equivalent of “reverie” where one is lost in unpleasant thoughts?
Jul
29
revised What are the grammatical rules for use of “these”, “those”, and “them”?
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Jul
28
comment «Said I» vs «I said»
Word order doesn't matter if the person's name is used. If a pronoun is used, prefer to place it before the verb.
Jul
27
reviewed Close “If that was/were the case”
Jul
27
reviewed Close Subject/Complement Agreement. How to describe problem with “The thing is the objects.”
Jul
27
reviewed Close May I use “evidence where”?
Jul
27
reviewed Close SCUBA upper or lower case?
Jul
27
reviewed Close Do vs. did in “do you want to join us?”