October 7th, 2012

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Pigges·nye (pɪgzˌniː):
origin: seen in Geoffrey Chaucer's* work (1350-1400); pigges= pig, eyge= eye.

1. Obsolete term of endearment for one's sweetheart, literally "a darling pig's eye"; sweetheart; associated with low women. See also: cuckoo flower (Irish).

**Despite this, we may have Chaucer to thank (or blame) for the inspiration of sending loved ones notes...particularly on Valentine's day!

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