2010年 2月 12日, 星期五 - 格林尼治标准时间11:04

Valentine's Day 情人节

Valentine's chocolates and rose

Who will be your Valetine on the 14th?

The whole of the UK, and indeed the world, is gearing up 做好准备 for Valentine's Day. The newspapers are full of pull-out guides on how to enjoy the day.

Firms are flogging(俚)卖 anything they can as long as it's pink or heart-shaped: flowers, chocolates, champagne, cuddly toys and jewellery and for the better-heeled 比较有钱的 there are romantic breaks in far-flung 遥远的 places.

Restaurants are preparing special Valentine's menus promising to tickle the taste buds 味蕾 of peckish 有点饿了的 lovers and Hollywood has brought a film out especially to mark the event, and ring the cash machines!

While the whole world is feeling loved-up 相爱的 spare a thought for the lonely singletons 单身族 out there who have yet to feel the prick of Cupid's bow 被爱神丘比特的弓箭射中.

Cheryl Cole

Cheryl is the favourite Valentine's date

Activities have sprung up all over the country offering singles a way to keep their minds off 忘却 romance. From parties to speed dating to countryside walks to comedy evenings, singles will be doing their best to either forget those couples holding hands in restaurants or doing their utmost to find love.

The most popular Valentine's tradition in the UK is to send the object of your affection an anonymous 匿名的 card. Sadly for some of us it's probably from our mums.

But who would you send a card to? Who would be your perfect Valentine? According to one recent poll, George Clooney, the US Hollywood star, is the man most women would like to snuggle up to 依偎着 on Valentine's Day. While for men, our very own British pop star Cheryl Cole was the most popular Valentine's date 约会.

If you're too lazy to send a card, you could always text. Or should that be txt? Here are some handy 方便简易的 mobile text abbreviations to help you say 'I love you!' Can you guess what they mean?

Questions

ILUVU

I love you

WUBMV?

Will you be my Valentine?

:'-)

I'm so happy, I'm crying

Xoxoxoxoxo

Hugs and kisses

LUWAM

Love you with all my heart

KOTL

Kiss on the lips

12x@>--,---

A dozen roses

:-X

My lips are sealed; or a kiss



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