In Shakespeare’s words, ‘speak less when love speaks’. Or shout it from the rooftops, whatever you like. The most romantic day of the year is upon us, and if you are celebrating this Valentine’s Day with loved ones, it is time for you to pick up your pen and let your inner poet express your feelings. In the market for some new rules of love? Here is the etymology behind some of the most popular.

Dear

A period of love, you usually call someone dear to your significant other, but it also works for any loved one like friend or relative.

In many ancient cultures, the heart was considered the center of emotions. This concept is widely found in English expressions and, since the Middle Ages, sweetheart has been used as an address and as a synonym for ‘beloved’.

Dear

Depending on where you are in the world, darling can be either an affectionate word for a loved one (sounds like Lady and the Trump’s Gym and darling) or a friendly greeting, perhaps a Londoner (‘Okay darling’). ?)

The etymology of Darling can be traced back to the English language, which appears in the texts of the early 9th century. It is derived from Old English dorling, in which the noun suffix-gender is attached to the adjective dēore, meaning highly respected or beloved.

Honeycomb

Whether honeymoon or honeymoon, this word of love is mainly used in the U.S. Is used in. It’s clear that this is an extension of the more traditional ‘honey’, but when did it really come about?

Honey has been a word of love since the Middle Ages, with honeybees and honeybunches appearing in the 20th century. And anyone who was around in 1965 could not forget the fascinating diet of Four Tops’ Classic ‘I Can’t Help Myself’ – ‘Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch’!

Pumpkin

Sounds adorable, but do you want to join a big, round, orange vegetable with thick skin? On the bright side, at least they are sweet and go well with almost anything.

It’s another broadly American word similar to ‘sweetheart’ or ‘darling’. In US slang, it can also refer to a person or something important. Pumpkin eventually derives from the Greek word pepen, meaning ‘ripe’, a type of watermelon ripe enough to eat in particular. We suspect that calling someone a big watermelon can be nothing short of a compliment.

Sugar

Sugar, oh, honey, honey! It is popular with other words, such as ‘sugar-pie’, ‘sugar-baby’, and so on. Literally, it is a substance used to sweeten food and drink. It is also a noun, and a person can call someone they know and like.

How did it become a popular word for love? It seems to be a matter of taste. In modern times, we are told that sugar is a drug … one could argue that it is love. Sugar shares its role as a period of affection with many other foods such as cinnamon, pudding and even lamb. Maybe this year we will try to address our significant other people as ‘pizza’.

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