A world of words
Everybody has their favourite terms of endearment to tell their love.”Chouchou” is Carla Bruni’s; “ babe” is Samantha Cameron’s; and “honey” Michelle Obama’s, or at least it’s what they have publicly said.
Although some of these words could be considered international -probably due to the love songs we all listen to-, others can’t be so easily translated.For example, I wouldn’t like to be called a cauliflower, a flea, or a baby elephant, would you?
Have a look to this quick guide to the language of love around the world – dominated by metaphors from cookery and the animal kingdom – with contributions by language coach Paul Noble.
So, don’t have a limited love vocabulary and take your beloved by surprise!
Read about the origin of these terms in Languages of Love. BBCNews.