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Love means never having to say you're sorry

 
 
Gala
 
Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 06:38 am
What the h#@* is this supposed to mean?
 
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 06:52 am
Well, it was the mantra of all my ex-wives.

Joe(no matter what)Nation
Gala
 
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Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 07:02 am
@Joe Nation,
Oh, that it explains it, then.

Gala(I don't have a surname or ex-wives to understand your explanation.)

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georgeob1
 
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Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 07:05 am
@Gala,
Well it was a particularly sappy line from an even more sappy novel and film.

It didn't mean anything when it was written and it doesn't mean anything now.
Gala
 
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Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 07:08 am
@georgeob1,
I know, it came from that silly book/movie Love Story. But, boy, did it catch on at the time. I was really young and stupid and I believed it, once.
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 11:28 am
@Gala,
Quote:
I was really young and stupid and I believed it, once.


Well, we'll forgive you as you were young. I remember when I first heard the phrase (the movie had just hit the theaters and the book was, I believe, still a best seller). I remember thinking: "Bullshit. Love means being ready to say you're sorry at the drop of a hat."
Sglass
 
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Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 11:50 am
Love is the feeling above your belt that makes the feeling below your belt acceptable.
Gala
 
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Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 12:08 pm
@Merry Andrew,
Ha. I agree. At the drop of a hat. I think a lot of women would benefit from admitting they're wrong and giving apologies too. Especially because they can be just as numbskulled as men but in different ways.
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 12:48 pm
@Sglass,
Sglass nails it again!

Actually, it was a sappy phrase that meant nothing, but it made people feel warm, fuzzy, and profound when they repeated it.
Gala
 
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Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 12:58 pm
@roger,
Quote:
Actually, it was a sappy phrase that meant nothing, but it made people feel warm, fuzzy, and profound when they repeated it.

I think the woman dies in the movie, so I guess the phrase would have some extra punch-- here she is about to expire at any moment so the beloved does everything to make her remaining time on earth as joyful as possible. I guess it's a sappy phrase for the truly perfect.
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Gala
 
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Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 01:00 pm
@Sglass,
Quote:
Love is the feeling above your belt that makes the feeling below your belt acceptable.

Isn't below the belt the first indication of love?
Mame
 
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Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 01:04 pm
@Gala,
No, that'd be lust Smile
George
 
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Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 01:06 pm
Great dialog at the end of the movie What's Up Doc?
Barbra Steisand as Judy, Ryan O'Neal as Howard.

Judy: Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Howard: That's the dumbest thing I ever heard.
Gala
 
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Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 01:13 pm
@Mame,
Ah, but it's got the potential to be love.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 01:16 pm
as phrases go, my favourite has always been

"A hero ain't nothin' but a sandwich"
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Gala
 
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Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 01:20 pm
@George,
I decided to go to the Wikipedia page and pasted some of the funnier parodies of the phrase, the once you quoted is included:

The quote is parodied:

Towards the end of the 1972 screwball comedy What's Up, Doc?, which also stars Ryan O'Neal. Barbra Streisand's character coos that "Love means never having to say you're sorry" while batting her eyelashes, and O'Neal's character responds, deadpan, "That's the dumbest thing I ever heard."

In The Simpsons episode "Catch 'Em if You Can", where the Simpson family watch Love Story; when the line is spoken, Lisa objects, "No it doesn't!"

John Lennon said, "Love means having to say you're sorry every fifteen minutes."

In Season one of Everybody hates Chris when Chris Rock is narrating, he said "My Parent Made Me Realize love is never having to say kiss my ass".

In a Cobra Starship song "Being from Jersey Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry," they reference the quote.
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Sglass
 
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Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 01:56 pm
@Gala,
Naw Gala, feelings below the belt are just an indication that an orgasim is stewing in the pot.
Gala
 
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Reply Tue 8 Dec, 2009 07:31 am
@Sglass,
Thank you for the sex-ed primer.
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Francis
 
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Reply Tue 8 Dec, 2009 07:37 am
Sglass wrote:
an orgasim is stewing in the pot.


You mean that you need to bake your organisms? Shocked
Sglass
 
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Reply Tue 8 Dec, 2009 11:04 am
@Francis,
... and that my darlink' is colloquial cream pie.
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