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- n. Alternative form of limerence.
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What I want to know is why Lochhead spells it "limerance" instead of "limerence."
Recognize the difference between limerance and love.
Love mostly starts out as limerance, but limerance doesn't always evolve into love.
The feisty Scottish poet Liz Lochhead promptly used it in The Grimm Sisters 1981: "From limerance and venery/ She flinched as at fire," which would seem to give the word a certain literary cachet.
I have suffered from limerance many times, and avoiding the guy seems to help.
Now if they'll just honor my request to have Luann walk in on him and Toni with her wearing a strap-on and her brother making a face like Karl Rove on a Tilt-a-Whirl, I'll achieve limerance.