Common Sense: The Wedding Dress

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My travels, experiences and studies have done great damage to my notion of common sense. Indeed, nowadays, one of my favorite hobbies is undermining my common sense whenever I have the opportunity. This Priceonomics article by Victoria Finkle is called “Why Do Brides Wear White?”  and does just that.

There is no common sense — just the ordinary, constraining, practical knowledge of the culture we are invested in, and hypnotized by.

Hindi: practical intelligence : vyaavahaarik buddhi
Japanese: ordinary knowledge : Jooshiki
German: gesunder Menschenverstand : healthier human understanding
French: good sense: bon sens
English: horse sense & common sense
Russian: zdravyy smysi : robust/healthy/sound meaning/sense
Spanish: sentido común: sense common
Greek: koiní logikí: common logic

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