Thursday, February 17, 2011


Historians believe that the actual English word romance developed from a vernacular dialect within the French language meaning "verse narrative" - referring to the style of speech, writing, and artistic talents within elite classes. The word was originally an adverb of the Latin origin Romanicus, meaning "of the Roman style" The connecting notion is that European medieval vernacular tales were usually about chivalric adventure, not combining the idea of love until late into the seventeenth century. I am not sure whether these two are in love, but it sure looks like a romance is developing ;-) My entry for Take a Word romance challenge.


Lori Saul said...

Love this beautiful vintage image - a perfect romance!

Taluula said...

Oh, they were the days of romance Tania. Gorgeous vintage piece.

Ozstuff said...

Tania, your "romance" piece is exquisite - so beautiful and cleverly designed. I love it! Thanks so much for taking part in the challenge this week.