What Does Love Got To Do With It?

The chorus from the song ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’, sung by Tina Turner –

What’s love got to do, got to do with it

What’s love but a sweet old fashioned notion

What’s love got to do, got to do with it

Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken

What does love got to do with it?

urbandictionary.com has the following:

I Love You

The three hardest words to say in the English Language.

When done properly, side effects include: A seeming absence of your stomach, silence, perhaps tears, and an overwhelming joy.

I ask again, what does love got to do with it?

From waterfall.com article ‘Love’s Many Meanings’ –

In English, we use the word “love” very often, but we mean so many different things by it that it can be quite confusing. Other languages sometimes have a wider choice of words. For example, there are at least five Greek words which might be translated into English as “love”.

Again I ask; what does love got to do with it?

Love has much to do with family.  Love has everything to do with people we are meant to spend our lives with.

I love my parents and I tell them ‘I love you’.  I love my siblings and I tell them ‘I love you’.  I love my sons and I tell them ‘I love you’.  I love my husband and I tell him ‘I love you’.

Per psychcentral.com article ‘Is Love Losing its Meaning?’ –

This is a heavily debated topic. People often try to define love in terms of romantic euphoria; however, the word “love” generally is used so loosely that its meaning can become diluted. The truth is, “love” often is used to describe other emotions or strong feelings. Using the word “love” just saves us the trouble of having to figure out what we’re actually feeling. We can say we “love” anything, but what does love really mean to us?

I am guilty of this; I use the word ‘love’ when describing items and other things.  What other words could I use instead?

I love pizza – let me rephrase – pizza is one of my favorite foods

I love that song – let me rephrase – I really enjoy listening to that song, it has a good beat to dance to

I love that shirt – let me rephrase – you look great in that shirt

I love it – let me rephrase – that is wonderful, thank you for the gift

I love the fact you have written a post about using love loosely – let me rephrase – I appreciate this post and the significance of it

Google ‘love’ and select the ‘News’ category, here are some results –

Love Linux? Dude, you’re getting a Dell

A’s less in love with the Coco — The Sideline

Infographic: You May Love Your Social Platforms, but So Does Your Mother And the rest of America

So, what does love got to with it?

22 thoughts on “What Does Love Got To Do With It?

  1. You know what? You’re so correct. I over and misuse the word “love” all the time. I wish there was a word in the English language for “I like it more than like but I don’t quite love it the way I love a person”. We need more words. Great post. GREAT song!

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    • Thanks Catherine, maybe we could just create a word between like and love. Um, I will have to think about that – in the mean time, I love that you stopped by today. Happy Monday, dear! 🙂


  2. Terry, this is powerful ! . You have ‘hit the nail on the head’, so to speak. The word ‘love’ is used far too freely. I too, am guilty of this. I think for some, it is ‘a quick fix word’ as ‘we’ tend to be lazy in our english language to think further and ‘use our words’. You gave some good examples, and you know what, thank you. Thank you, for reminding me, to use my words. 🙂 Have a great day 🙂

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    • You are welcome Lynne – there are many other words we can use. Since I wrote this post, I have become more conscience about this and am attempting to change. Thanks for the comment – have a wonderful day! 🙂

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  3. I am not sure we really over use the word love. Perhaps we could think of better or more appropriate words for our loved ones such as desire, appreciation, adoration, thankfulness, blessed, humbled, intoxicated, grateful and myriad other wonderful words to describe our feelings for them. Love and kisses #1, Kerry 😉

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