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With Love from Me to You
Idioms and Proverbs
"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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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
Tradition holds that the term for zero points in tennis derives from a French word. Which one?
What was referred to as a love apple?
Red Delicious apple
The path of true love ne'er did run ... how?
Who wrote "My love is like a red, red rose"?
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?
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
"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)
St. Bernard of Clairvaux
"There's no love lost between them," means "they don't like each other at all". Did it always mean that?
If you declare love for someone from selfish motives, you can be accused of showing what?
(Two words. Top shelf?)
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Compiled Jun 28 12