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For Your Out of This World Valentine
Is your Valentine Out of this World? Does she or he make you feel on top of the World? Is yours a match made in the heavens? Are you both still over the moon for each other? Do you love your special someone to the moon and back or more than there are stars in the sky?
Then this page is for you. Give your sweetheart the moon, the stars, and a gift to remember for all space and time!
The Etymology* of Celestial Idioms for Love
Perhaps due to the awe-inspiring NASA photos sent from the edges of our solar system by Voyager, the extraordinary discoveries of the Hubble telescope, or the recent release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the use of metaphors related to space are currently popular ways to express love.
However, many of these terms go back centuries, if not millennia. Although their meanings may have changed over time, you may be surprised to learn the history of extra-terrestrial demonstrations of love. (Note: extra-terrestrial is hyphenated because I am not talking about aliens. Used this way, extra means "beyond" and "terrestrial" means the same as it does without either the hyphen or prefix "extra", which is "relating to the earth).
Out of This World Jewelry for Him
Streamlined and classic, this watch will always make a statement and never go out of style. The face features planets with an analog/digital display. It has a three-hand quartz movement and stainless steel case and band. Waterproof with an antireflective-sapphire hard mineral crystal lens, the watch can safely be worn when swimming and showering. Adjustable for wrists up to 8.5 inches.
Out of This World
The current meaning of out of this world as surpassing or uber-marvelous dates to the late 1920s. Prior to that the term was used in a more religious sense to mean other-worldly as in not of this world.
As used today, the idiom means out-of-the-ordinary (as in extraordinary) in the most positive sense. Think awesome, amazing, fabulous, fantastic -- and then some.
Over the Moon
Over the Moon means to be extremely happy or so high on excitement (or love) that jumping or reaching the moon seems an easy feat. I’m sure you’re familiar with the nursery rhyme, Hey Diddle Diddle, The Cat and the Fiddle in which an exceedingly happy cow does just that. What you may not know is that it was first printed in the late 1700s and dates back even further than that in oral traditions.
On Top of the World
Similarly, “On top of the world” means to feel that things could not be better; that you have reached the pinnacle, the mountaintop, the highest point. The first recorded usage of the term dates to the late 1600s, when it was used to refer to a position of the highest prestige or importance.
A Match Made in Heaven
The notion of “A match made in heaven” appears most explicitly in biblical literature in the Book of Tob’it, generally believed to have been written between 400 and 200 BCE. Tobiah and Sarah are brought together by God via the angel Raphael. God’s role in marriage appears earlier in Genesis and other books, but references to the role of the Deity in marriage and married life are most specific and straightforward in Tob’it.
Today, the phrase is used religiously and secularly to refer to two people who are so well-suited to each other that their relationship is likely to be happy and successful.
Shown above (clockwise, not to scale):
- I Love You to The Moon and Back Necklace in 925 silver. The chain is 18" long and the moon and star rotate 360 degrees.
- Sun, Moon & Stars Jewelry Trinket Box is a substantial weight, nicely detailed box with glitter inlaid stars on a deep blue background framed by a sculpted sun and moon. The sides are encircled with 3D stars. Lined in black velvet. Approximately 3 inches diameter.
- Mickey is Over The Moon for Minnie Sculpture by Lenox in handpainted porcelain accented with 24 karat gold stars. Licensed by Disney.
- Star Wars Han & Leia I Love You/I Know Ring Set for Couples is a pair of rings in non-tarnishing stainless steel in size 7 and 10. Hers features the words of Princess Leia (I Love You) with His sporting Han Solo’s characteristic reply (I know). Truly a Match Made in (the) Heaven(s).
- Solar System Hard Snap On Cell Phone Case Cover for iPhone has a lightweight, thin profile cover and is molded to fit your phone snuggly, covering the back, sides, and corners of your phone. It allows complete easy access to all ports and buttons. Available for different models and carriers.
Queen of Outer Space from Venus Movie Poster
A Unique and Fun Gift for Your Very Own Venus
What a unique way to tell your sci-fi fan sweetheart she's your Queen from Venus, the Planet of Love!
The movie poster shown here is available in a range of sizes and variety of formats at AllPosters.com.
The film is a 1958 cult camp classic (try saying that three times fast!). Kitschy sets and costumes borrowed from other low-budget sci-fi films add to the film's tacky appeal.
It stars Zsa Zsa Gabor playing (or more accurately, striking poses as) a sexy scientist.
Eric Fleming is the leader of the astronauts forced to crash-land on the planet Venus, which is inhabited (and ruled) solely by women.
* Etymology is the study of the historical origins of words and how their meanings may have changed over time.
J.A. Fitzmeyer, Tobit: Commentaries on Early Jewish Literature, New York: 2003
D. Harper. Online Etymology Dictionary 2001-2016 Accessed at http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=world
G.D. Miller, A Match Made in Heaven? God’s Role in Marriage According to the Book of Tobit 2009 Accessed at http://www.academia.edu/1460532/A_Match_Made_in_Heaven_Gods_Role_in_Marriage_according_to_the_Book_of_Tobit
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