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  • n. Symbol on playing cards for hearts
  • n. Symbol of love.
  • v. Stylistic substitution for the word love.


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  • <3; a pictorial reference to the common-day expression of "love", whether congenial or romantic. According to legend, the design has been said to be representative of the womanly endowment of the opposite sexes, i.e. the vagina, and used by St. Valentine when as a signature when he wrote letters to his prisonguard's blind daughter in secret letters he wrote to her. St. Valentine was also sent flowers and roses during his time in prison (when he was writing his girlfriend) from all of the neighborhood children. Hence, the tradition of sending roses on St. Valentine's Day. Also, when he signed his letter, he would write"love, your Valentine".

    January 16, 2008

  • Woah.... today, it looks like a heart! The utter cuteness of it all musta melted my lead pipe of grief into a Valentine of acceptance!

    September 19, 2007

  • Aww, what a shame, it's a heart! Actually it's too cute for its own good, so just keep imagining it's a pipe. A lead pipe. Like a murder weapon. Isn't that preferable to a heart? Cuteness will not be tolerated! ;-)

    September 19, 2007

  • Looks like a vertical bar in my bwowser. Or it could be a piece of electrical tape. Or a single, unwavering band of light.

    September 19, 2007

  • awww, it's so cute :-)

    August 31, 2007

  • See also: barf.

    May 18, 2007