Dear answer person, Finals coming up, wish me luck ok? By the way, I want to know your definition of ‘luck’. Thank you! [3593A]
Finals?! Yikes! I guess I’ve been on holiday all summer.
I’ve always liked the definition of luck offered by Seneca, who wrote, just before not very efficiently killing himself, that “Luck [...]
How is babby formed? [3587C]
[written in answer space: They need to do way instill mother > because babbys cant fright back it was on the news this morning.]
Let’s not imitate the semi-literate yahoos.
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck (if a woodchuck could chuck wood)? [3572A]
[written in answer space: as much wood as a woodchuck could (if a woodchuck could chuck wood).
Absolutely none. An average maul weighs eight pounds. Even with a woodchuck’s seasonal weight fluctuation, do you think an animal that weighs maybe ten [...]
At the end of an old Woody Allen movie, the narrator (Woody himself) says “there’s two kinds of people; the horrible and the miserable. You’re lucky if you’re miserable”. Do you agree, and which are you?
I don’t believe there are only two kinds of people: the horrible and the miserable. And while I generally [...]
While taking a break to use the bathroom in the library, I discovered written upon the stall door the exact text needed to pull my thesis together. But, how do I cite it? I looked through the MLA, APA and Chicago guides, but there is no listing for bathroom graffiti. How should I cite this?
How the hell did Paul Allen get that 8:30 res at Dorsia? On A Friday!? [3556A]
As co-founder of Microsoft, owner of the Portland Trailblazers and Seattle Seahawks, and one of the wealthiest and most philanthropic men in America, Answer Person assumes Paul Allen has no problem getting a reservation at any restaurant.
Dear Sir:I have a question about plagiarism. My master thesis is an empirical comparison about two statistical methods. I need to address the mathematical theorems and definitions in the chapter of “research method” . Of course I did not invent these methods. I organize the theorems from my reference books so that what I am [...]
What is the origin of the phrase “I’ll hold up my end”? [3351C]
If you’re carrying a heavy load with another person (e.g., a sofa), each of you is likely to be holding one end of the load, which can’t be carried by one alone. To AP, holding up your end can be extrapolated to [...]
where did the following line come from? if it doesn’t exist and i made it up, where is one kinda like it?
“compass pointing to nothing save starry passion”
ANSWER PERSON RESPONDS: In a letter to Charles Sampas, dated December 27, 1949, Jack Kerouac stated that Lowell, Massachusetts (his hometown), “like Winesburg Ohio or Asheville [...]
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