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"It's my personal touch and I love it a lot." (The person was talking about the decoration of her house.)

What does 'touch' mean? Is it a common usage in English?

Thanks,
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Yeah, "touch", "taste", "magic"...
Meantolearn
Hi Dave,

Well, as the e.g. I cited, "It's my personal touch and I love it a lot."

Here, 'touch' is similar to 'taste'. It is similar to say, "It's my personal taste and I love it a lot."

The derivative meaning such as 'expression of individuality, creativity' is more related to your brains rather than your senses.

So, it was quite confusing when I first heard of it.

Thanks for the reply.

If you move into a new house, on a new estate, where all the houses are identical, and have identical interior decoration, you might paint the doors purple. You will have added your 'personal touch'. It's quite literal.

Touch often seems to be the medium of transformation. The king touches the epileptic, and cures him; the saint touches the blind man, and the blind man sees again; Circe touches Odysseus's companions with her wand, and they become pigs; Midas touches his daughter, and she turns to gold; etc., etc...

MrP
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And that's why touch has the word 'ouch' in it.
:) Nice pun!
I'm reminded of the definitions in Shinmeikai, one of the most widespread Japanese dictionaries. It's a quite ordinary dictionary, except that there can be found sometimes rather 'subjective' descriptions.
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〖Fire〗
The thing which appears when something burns.
It's hot when you touch.
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〖Cockroach〗
The harmful insect that inhabits in all parts of the house, especially in the kitchen.
It smells when you touch.
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Sorry for my off-topic comment again..