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Where did the word "lurve" come from?

Asked by lefteh (9401points) July 1st, 2008

How did this word come into use as the label for Fluther’s point system?

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TheKitchenSink's avatar

Last I knew it was just a cute way of spelling “love.” As in, “I LUUUUURVE MR. RODGERS!!1”

lefteh's avatar

Yeah, that much I know. It’s been floating around the internet for years. But how/why was it integrated into Fluther?

jacksonRice's avatar

british pronunciation of “love”?

beast's avatar

“Love is too weak a word for what I feel —
I lurve you…”

-Woody Allen

lefteh's avatar

Thanks, JP/beast. I didn’t think to check the blog.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Before the chat rooms name was changed to Watering Hole it was called Jelly Lurve and this predated the lurve feature on the site. Just some fluther history.

richardhenry's avatar

@jacksonRice: It isn’t anything like the way in which we pronounce ‘love’!

jonno's avatar

@jacksonRice: if it sounds weird, it must be British!

:P

robmandu's avatar

@richardHenry… I think @jacksonRice must’ve meant New Jersey.

lefteh's avatar

Impossible. They ignore the letter r.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@lefteh we do?

lefteh's avatar

I’m referring to the stereotypical pronunciation of words and phrases such as New Jersey with a Jersey accent (New Joy-zee).

El_Cadejo's avatar

OHHH see now, thats north jersey. I try to imagine they’re a different state all together. ^_^

lefteh's avatar

Ahhh, I see. I never knew the accent differed so much from the north end to the south end. Interesting!

robmandu's avatar

Noyth New Joysey, right?

asmonet's avatar

I blame 4chan. Every time there’s something overly cute and internet bound it always seems to have roots there. When in doubt…

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