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Thu 22 Feb, 2018 08:28 pm - My best guess is that it has something to do with the interviewee's girlfriend and him saying "who?" illustrates how oblivious/self-absorbed he is. That having been said, I'm... (view)
Thu 22 Feb, 2018 02:27 pm - I was wondering if anyone had an interpretation for the final line of Brief Interview #36 05-97. The story ends with a Q and then the interviewee saying "Who?" Any ideas on what the... (view)
Sun 26 Jul, 2015 05:25 pm - Hi everyone, this quote is from "Humanism as the Next Step" by Lloyd and Mary Morain. I've put the part that's giving me trouble in bold. "One of the essential things... (view)
Sat 11 Jul, 2015 05:49 pm - Thanks dlowan. That was my interpretation too, I guess what I'm really asking is why the sentence is structured as it is. In the prologue, Wharton says she wanted to capture the local... (view)
Sat 11 Jul, 2015 04:51 pm - Hi everyone, I just finished Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton and I have a question about a line near the end of the book. I've put the particular part that's giving me trouble in bold. The... (view)
Wed 5 Nov, 2014 09:56 am - Any ideas what Mark Twain means when he says "Some few castles in Spain going up"? He wrote this to Mary Fairbanks in this letter:... (view)
Sun 2 Nov, 2014 06:33 pm - The joke turned out to be fairly straightforward: this is the sort of conversation society folk would be expected to have, yet here it’s being had by sewer workers. (view)
Tue 17 Sep, 2013 09:13 am - Thanks Punkey, the sewer is just the set-up; Soglow drew about 30 of these "workers in manhole" cartoons during the New Yorker's early days. (view)
Mon 16 Sep, 2013 12:21 pm - Could someone explain this early New Yorker cartoon by Otto Soglow to me?... (view)
Tue 16 Jul, 2013 01:18 pm - Would I use a semicolon in the sentence: But in the short run, investors and buyers can be fickle; we don't know what they'll do. (view)
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