Sign Language Wednesday


It’s Wednesday so that means it’s time for Sign Language Wednesday. Don’t know what Sign Language Wednesday is? Here’s how it works. I ask all of you to give me words, challenging words even. Then I will pick one word every week to feature by writing it on a sign and finding somewhere to photograph your word that relates to the word’s meaning.

Please don’t forget to leave me a word you would like to see featured when you comment! As always if I use your word I will link you to this event.

Today’s word comes from a blog that I only recently discovered. Written by a single dad, his blog discusses everything from dating, single parenthood, divorce and cooking, all with a sense of humor. From Dad’s House I give you the word for SLW week two: Love.

The definition from Webster’s online is:

Main Entry: love

Pronunciation: ˈləv

Middle English, from Old English lufu; akin to Old High German luba love, Old English lēof dear, Latin lubēre, libēre to please
before 12th century
1 a (1): strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties love for a child (2): attraction based on sexual desire : affection and tenderness felt by lovers (3): affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests {lovefor his old schoolmates} b: an assurance of love love}2: warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion {love of the sea}3 a: the object of attachment, devotion, or admiration love} (1): a beloved person : darling —often used as a term of endearment (2)British —used as an informal term of address4 a: unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another: as (1): the fatherly concern of God for humankind (2):brotherly concern for others b: a person’s adoration of God5: a god or personification of love6: an amorous episode : love affair7: the sexual embrace : copulation8: a score of zero (as in tennis)9capitalized Christian Science : god
— at love 

: holding one’s opponent scoreless in tennis
— in love 

: inspired by affection

Obviously there are a lot of different definitions of love. I found a great example this weekend at the Cologne zoo in the hippo area. I give you love
What does love mean to you?  How do you define it?  What would your picture of love look like?

Please make sure to leave me a word for next week when you comment!

16 thoughts on “Sign Language Wednesday

  1. It’s amazing how this word appears so simple in text, but when you try to define it or put a picture to it then you realize that every person probably sees the word differently. Love for me is the sharing of two hearts on all levels of magnitude. A picture of it might be my toddler holding my pregnant belly and kissing it as she says “Hi Baby.” It melts my heart every time, especially when she puts her ear to my belly and says “hush,” because she thinks the baby is asleep inside me.


  2. Kimberly – That’s sweet. Kids are the cutest.Natasha – Okay! ennui. Use it a sentence and maybe I will ;)Robin – Thanks. The hippos rock don’t they?Crazy – Thanks!Domestically – That does sound pretty good to me.


  3. Dena – Thanks. I have a thing for hippos. I just love them.Blonde – You're going to have to explain that one!Ginny – I am glad you like them.Rightonmom – Hehe ;)Dadshouse – Glad I could make you smile. You practically dared me to use your words with that evil laugh you left. No g&t the darn ice cubes hadn't frozen yet! I hate not having an ice maker.Daddy Geek – Thanks. I hoped someone would!


  4. What a great picture!!! LOVE –I don’t know how you define it. Just LIVE it I guess. love is sometimes undefinable –but burns within you when you feel it


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