Results for: Commonplace

In Sherlock Holmes

What remark does Holmes make about commonplace crimes?

In 'A Study in Scarlet': "The most commonplace crime is often the most mysterious, because it presents no new or special features from which deductions may be drawn." In 'T (MORE)
In Definitions

What is commonplace assertion?

A commonplace assertion is an assertion that is held to be true bymost people but not backed up with facts. Examples: Milk is good for you. America is the most free country on (MORE)
In Pittsburgh

What kind of food is commonplace in Pittsburgh PA?

The most common food is like fast food and stuff of that nature. Fast food is common as well as fancy restaurants. There is a wide range that you can choose from though.
In Thomas Jefferson

What does Thomas Jefferson quote in his Commonplace Book about gun control?

Thomas Jefferson, in his book "Commonplace Book", quotes Cesare Beccaria on gun control.. Laws that forbid the carrying of arms ... disarm only those who are neither inclined (MORE)
In Literature & Language

How is a commonplace assertion different from an opinion?

A commonplace assertion is a statement that a lot of people assume to be the truth but that is in fact not backed up by actual fact. An opinion is a personal feeling or though (MORE)
In English Language

Why is the use of gender-neutral language becoming more commonplace?

As society changes, language reflects what is changing. Forexample, the fact that many occupations used to end in -man(mailman, workman, etc) reflected the reality that men ha (MORE)