For instance, a new book, Thats Amore: The Language Of Love For Lovers Of Language (Walker & Company), claims that German romantics will refer to their boyfriend or girlfriend as their zuckerschnecke, which translates into English as Sugar Snail.
Meanwhile, the French casanovas are fond of calling their lover ma puce, which means literally my flea, while Dutch people will use the term scheetje, which translates as small fart.
Other countries with bizarre words of love include the Philippines, where the locals refer to their lovers as sayang, a phrase that also translates as what a waste.
In Spain, a man is flattered if his lady calls him un tremendo bizcocho, or a tremendous cupcake.
Finally, Danish romantics will call their significant others skat, which translates as both treasure and tax in English.
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