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With Love from Me to You

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With Love from Me to You game quiz
"The English language has scores of phrases that make reference to love. Do you know what each of these 'love' phrases means?"

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1. We say love is blind and there's a mythological source for the saying. What is it?
    Qetesh, the Egyptian goddess of love and beauty, was blind to the imperfections of those she loved
    Eros was blinded at birth by the beauty of his mother Aphrodite
    Cupid wears a blindfold
    Venus, the Roman goddess of love, blinded Adonis to the beauty of all other women so that he would see only her

2. Tradition holds that the term for zero points in tennis derives from a French word. Which one?

3. What was referred to as a love apple?
    Red Delicious apple
    Sweet crabapple

4. The path of true love ne'er did run ... how?

5. Who wrote "My love is like a red, red rose"?
    Robert Burns
    Andrew Marvell
    William Shakespeare
    Richard Lovelace

6. There's an old saying that goes "When something-or-other comes in the door, love flies out of the window." What is that wretched something-or-other?
    The stork

7. If you call someone a lovelace, you're branding him as a rake, a libertine, a fellow who plays fast and loose with the affections of young women. Where does the expression come from?
    A character in a novel
    The writer Richard Lovelace
    A character in a play
    The actor Linda Lovelace

8. "Qui me amat, amat et canem meam" means "Love me, love my dog" (roughly). We use this expression a lot in English, but who said it first?
    St. Bernard of Montjoux (Menthon)
    John Heywood
    St. Bernard of Clairvaux
    Who knows?

9. "There's no love lost between them," means "they don't like each other at all". Did it always mean that?

10. If you declare love for someone from selfish motives, you can be accused of showing what?
    Answer: (Two words. Top shelf?)

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Compiled Jun 28 12