Category Archives: Love is a Four Letter Word

Vibrant Phrases in Every Day Life: Going,Gone Pear-Shaped

“Gone pear-shaped” means events haven’t evolved as planned. In fact, they’ve gone all wrong. Putting a vibrant name on a  horrible situation, the viewer hears this phrase on Agony Uncles when the Uncles discuss the end of a relationship. Also, Paul Bannister uses the analogy to wax poetic the direction of events in Love is a Four Letter Word. Pear could be one of those pesky four letter words! 

This expression’s origins are a debated mystery, even in the countries that use it often (England, Australia and New Zealand). Research, so far, has not yet coined an inventor of this fruitful situation. Surprisingly, this one doesn’t belong to The Bard! 

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Dating 101: The Open Relationship

Love is a Four Letter Word” introduces viewers to Gus and Albee, part owners of the Courthouse Hotel Pub and life partners in an open relationship. The couple have an agreement where it is okay to have casual sex with other people as long as there are not any emotions or commitment involved.

Complications arise when Gus gets another woman pregnant!  As if things couldn’t get any worse Juliet, the pregnant woman, begins dating Gus’s father, Bernie.

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