note: Cleanliness, Godliness, Kondo, & Popper

The phrase “Cleanliness is close to godliness” comes to mind. It implies a lack of things undone. To be clean is chiefly to maintain conditions for health. The great many modern varieties of clean (and pretenders thereabouts) are branches of this conceptual tree. (To be clean is to be sanitary, rooted etymologically with health.) sanitary […]