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per4ever
Apr 9th, 2003, 09:36 PM
Does anyone know what the origin is of the word 'love' in tennis??

joegerardi
Apr 9th, 2003, 09:39 PM
I've heard that it's a bastardization of the French word "l'oeuf" (egg, pronounced "loof," rhymes with "woof.")

Meaning you got the big egg, zero.

..Joe

beauty_is_pink
Apr 9th, 2003, 09:40 PM
I've heard that it's a bastardization of the French word "l'oeuf" (egg, pronounced "loof," rhymes with "woof.")

Meaning you got the big egg, zero.

..Joe


yeh Joe is right.. i read about that tooo

per4ever
Apr 9th, 2003, 09:45 PM
thanks

ico4498
Apr 9th, 2003, 09:48 PM
Does anyone know what the origin is of the word 'love' in tennis??

"Because there's no point to being in love."
Sports Freak.

GrahamD
Apr 9th, 2003, 11:21 PM
"Because there's no point to being in love."
Sports Freak.

"In tennis, love is nothing. In life, it is everything."

joegerardi
Apr 9th, 2003, 11:49 PM
Oops! My bad! I didn't realize (or read) that you were in Belgium. Obviously you know how to pronounce: "l'oeuf!"

..Joe

c2
Apr 10th, 2003, 12:15 AM
Hmm... I heard otherwise, that it developed in the royal courts as a "proper" game between ladies and gentlemen... and was a part of matchmaking, therefore the use of "love". I could be wrong