Why do we say we're head over heels when we're happy? Isn't that the way we norm

  1. Iamsam profile image81
    Iamsamposted 7 years ago

    Why do we say we're head over heels when we're happy? Isn't that the way we normally are?

  2. Jule Romans profile image90
    Jule Romansposted 7 years ago

    Great question. My understanding is that it come from being "happy enough to turn somersaults" Hence, we are going head over heels.

  3. David F Sanders profile image58
    David F Sandersposted 7 years ago

    I found a great answer here: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/head-over-heels.html
    Your point that we are normally head over heals is a great one, and is noted that the original phrase was "heals over head" in the 14th century.

 
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