혹시 이런 적이 있나요?
  • 사랑해본 적
  • 영화처럼 첫 눈에 반해본 적
  • 전화기를 붙들고 밤새본 적
  • 세상에 자랑해본 적
  • 쏟아지는 비속에서 기다려본 적
  • 기념일 때문에 가난해본 적
  • 잘하고도 미안해 말해본 적
  • 연애편지로 날 새본 적
  • 가족과의 약속을 미뤄본 적
  • can’t stop LOVE LOVE LOVE
에픽하이의  Love Love Love 라는 노래를 들어보면 오늘 Phrase 가 쓰이는 상황들이 아주 잘 정리되어있다.
보통 사랑에 빠지다 하면 “fall in love”를 떠올리는데 ,이 보다 좀 더 가시적으로 표현할 수 있는 방법이 있으니…
be head over heels for someone
fall head over heels for someone
  • [Definition] 1) madly in love 2) turning over completely in forward motion as in somersault
이 표현은 “재주넘기(somersault)” (밑그림참조) 할 떄  뒹구르는 모습을 본 따, 사랑때문에 “구르는” 모습을 묘사하는 하는 것인데,사실 직역하면 말도 안되는 phrase다. 왜냐하면 머리는 항상 뒤꿈치 위에 있기 때문이다.
그리고 somersault를 할 때도 뒷꿈치가 머리위에 있기때문에, 엄밀히 표현하자면 ”heels over head” 이 맞는 표현이다.10

하지만  언어는 변하기 마련이고,  Economist Language section에 있는 한 아티클에 따르면 18세기나 19세기부터 이 표현은 거꾸로, 즉 “head over heels”로 쓰기 시작했단다. 11
[From Movies & TV Shows]
  • But who’s to say by tomorrow, you and me couldn’t… and I’m not coming on to you or anything… but who’s to say we couldn’t be head-over-heels? (Intermission)
  • I say, fall head over heels. Find someone you can love like crazy and who will love you the same way back. How do you find him? Well, you forget your head, and you listen to your heart. (Meet Joe Black)
  • You’re head over heels in love with me. You’re hopelessly, deeply in love with me, aren’t you? Yes. I knew it. I had that feeling. (Stripes)
  • I mean, I think you’re really great… …but I’m kind of head over heels, you know? I’m sorry. (Three To Tango)
  • You’ve been head over heels for that ape ever since you brought him here. Now, Ursula, that kind of love is fleeting. You’ll get over it. (George Of The Jungle)
[From News]
  • He’s head over heels in love with classical music (NYT)
  • Thus far, Democrats aren’t head over heels in love. (Bloomberg)
  • Each falls head over heels for the unattainable Sasha, who nevertheless flirts with and manipulates each of the main characters to her own purposes. (Bloomberg)
[From Twitter]
  • Choo Sarang falls head over heels for Big Bang’s G-Dragon?
  • head over heels for blue waters and purple skies
  • I miss being head over heels for someone
  • You may remember, we fell head over heels in love.
 [Context] query: “head over heels” c   _Source: Davies, Mark. (2008-) The Corpus of Contemporary American English: 450 million words, 1990-present. Available online at http://corpus.byu.edu/coca/._

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