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I think expressions like "that pizza sounds delicious" are technically correct. I think your belief to the contrary is based on a mistaken notion about the conventional meaning and usage of words like sound/appear/look. You seem to believe that "sound" can only be used in relation to auditory properties, and "look/appear" can ...


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As well as the Hajj, Magh Melas are a particularly interesting example of a pilgrimage. These are social experiences, and I would look to Durkheim to understand their role in building social cohesion, through the enactment of shared attitudes to sacred things. So you might describe 'being a citizen of Black Rock City', making the commitment to regular ...


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Sounds like as you've got older you are more fixated on sounding clever. The better way to be would be being sensitive to your audience, latin names among horticulturalists or professionals where it matters & is useful, common names among non-gardeners or newbies. Code switching is a sign of intelligence & social dexterity. Swearing, and competence ...


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The essence of a pilgrimage is to seek out subtle, sublime, or transcendent knowledge or experience. One goes on a pilgrimage with the specific intent of being raised up. As such it falls largely under the purview of faith. While I wouldn't exclude the concept of a secular pilgrimage, the concept is a bit oxymoronic. Under what contexts would seeing Galileo'...


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The English word "theory" comes from the greek word "theoria". The greek word has different senses. Pilgrimage is one of them. It may help to take as starting point Ian Rutherford's Theoria and Darshan: Pilgrimage and Vision in Greece and India. Rutherford explores the rich constellation of meanings around these two words from two ancient ...


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