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4:54 PM
Q: Is there an anti-semitic subtext in Roald Dahl's The Witches?

colmdeI read this article, https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a34491780/the-witches-roald-dahl-antisemitism/ which suggested that Roald Dahl's The Witches is basically a work of anti-Semitism. Now I am aware of Roald's own apparent/alleged anti-Semitism but this is a question specifically about The Witc...

5:46 PM
Q: What does "Dirt is matter out of place" mean in this situation?

Ahmed SamirIn [In the Midst of Alarms] (1894) by Robert Barr, a man was afraid of riding a horse for the first time in his life, but he was eventually convinced to to that with some worry. Yates mounted with some difficulty, and the two went trotting down the road. He managed to hold his place with some li...

6:38 PM
Q: Was it common in the late 19th century to write normal places, like "cross roads" and "corners" in capital letters?

Ahmed SamirIn [In the Midst of Alarms][1] (1894) by Robert Barr, a young boy was describing the place of blacksmith’s shop, saying: Oh, a couple of miles or so; down at the Cross Roads. Then he said later in another passage: We’ll keep it up until we come in sight of the Corners, then we’ll slow down to ...

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9:39 PM
Q: What's the significance of the hoofed figure walking a fish in "A Day at the Park"?

Rand al'Thor"A Day at the Park" is an excellent philosophical comic by Kostas Kiriakakis, featuring two rather odd-looking creatures discussing the merits of questions and answers. (It applies very well to some discussions on Stack Exchange, notably "We're Rewarding the Question Askers".) The two main charac...


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