Up From, or To, OCD
2. I rearranged my silverware drawer. I used to have the large and small spoons in the same compartment and the large and small forks in two different compartments, but now I have the large and small spoons in two different compartments and the large and small forks in the same compartment. It’s more logical.
3. The usage “can’t help but” used to drive me up the wall, but yesterday I found it in Muriel Spark’s 1981 novel Loitering with Intent. I still don’t like it, but I no longer object: if it’s good enough for Muriel Spark, it’s good enough.