Wordy Wednesday: Are You My Sweetheart?

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We all know that February 14 is only one day for which we celebrate love. In truth, every day should be Valentine’s Day, but that might get a bit boring and terribly expensive.

Our friends at Merriam-Webster have compiled a list of the Top 10 words associated with Valentine’s Day, many of which are likely to be used throughout the year.

One of these is the word sweetheart, which has been around since the Middle Ages. Long ago, the Greeks and Egyptians believed that a person’s heart was the center of emotions. The idea found its way to the English language, which combined the words sweet and heart for a term of endearment that has been used for hundreds of years.

Visit http://goo.gl/T5zJj9 for other words in our “language of love.”

(Photo illustration by Tina Phillips, freedigitalphotos.net)

 

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