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The Flip-flopping Definition of “Off-Putting”

What does “off-putting” mean? When we talk about something “off-putting,” we describe something disturbing, disagreeable, or repellant. This is a relatively new definition of the phrase, dating to the 1930s. In the decades prior to that, “off-putting” as an adjective used to mean procrastinating or delaying. Primarily used in Scotland, it is similar to how …

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What is Love? Words for Love in Hinduism and Ancient Greece

Did you ever wonder about the types of love described in different cultures? Although Valentine’s Day tends toward commerciality and focuses on romance, this year I am trying to celebrate different types of love at home. This intention had me thinking about how love is described in Hinduism, as well as how those words line …

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