Friday, 14 February 2020

So How did the Heart Become the Symbol of Love anyway?

quote [ Once upon a time, a knight was really pissed off. He had just discovered that his wife took a lover, and naturally, sought revenge in a joust to the death with his rival. But even that victory wasn’t enough to quench his rage, so he cut out the heart of his wife’s lover and gave it to his personal chef with specific instructions: cook this into a ragout for my wife. ]

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[by ScoobySnacks@6:05amGMT]

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TM said @ 6:22pm GMT on 14th Feb
Another theory, courtesy of Desmond Morris by way of Cecil Adams, World's Smartest Human: https://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/433/how-come-valentine-hearts-dont-look-anything-like-real-hearts/. I am strongly persuaded by this.

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