Fun Phrase Friday……..
You might call your significant other or your children “sweetheart” but where did it come from?
In the old days the pumping action of the heart was considered to be the seat of a person’s personality. Doctors knew little about our circulatory system back then. So figurative words often were attached to the heart regarding people’s personalities, like hard-hearted, soft-hearted, heavy-hearted, light-hearted, and cold-hearted. Since love makes us all giddy, often our hearts beat faster. So the term “sweet heart” meant a fast beating heart. The term slowly grew into the term “sweetheart” and is today referred to as someone who makes your heart throb.