The word 'critical" has three meanings which are dangerous, important, and disapproving. The purpose of this blog is to examine important or over-looked cultural, political, artistic, or historical issues of our time. Also, this blog is intended to be educational.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
The Origins of Common Expressions, No. 19: Butter Someone Up
Butter Someone Up
Meaning: To flatter someone
History: An ancient Hindu Indian custom involved throwing balls of clarified
butter at statues of the gods to seek favor.