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What does your personality say?

 

Fun Phrase Friday……..

You might call your significant other or your children “sweetheart” but where did it come from?

SWEETHEART:

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.

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