Verboticism: Fortilove

'Eeek! Does that mean what I think it means?'

DEFINITION: n. The embarrassing situation which occurs when a someone says "I love you" and you cannot say it back because you don't "love them", you just "like them". v. To feel uncomfortable when someone says "I love you."

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Pronunciation: four-tee-luv

Sentence: It was fortilove at first sight. Maria was feeling uneasy after Carlos spent so much money on her. The dinner, the flowers, the limo. What was next, a ring? He made such an effort to score points and win her affections but she felt it was inappropriate. Anything more would be too much and it would be game over.

Etymology: A play on the tennis score '40-luv' where the game is over if the server scores the next point.

Points: 1439

Comments: Fortilove

TJayzz - 2009-02-10: 14:53:00
Good one!

silveryaspen - 2009-02-10: 17:47:00
Super clever. Great create.