Are you loved up? Finn and Yang Li explain this phrase in The English We Speak.
The script from this programme:
Finn: Welcome to The English We Speak. I'm Finn.
Li: (Very happy) And I'm Yang Li…
Finn: How are you today, Li?
Li:(Dreamy, romantic voice) Oh fantastic. Just great. Amazing…
Finn: Really? Great… ok. Are you ready to start the programme?
Li: (Dreamy, romantic voice) Any time… Isn't life wonderful?
Finn: Are you sure you're alright?
Li: Perfect. He's lovely, isn't he? He's perfect!
Finn: Oh, I see! You're talking about your new boyfriend. You're so loved up right now, Li!
Li: But he has the most beautiful eyes and smile. And when he dances…
Finn: Li! (To audience) Well, I think Li is completely loved up - which is our phrase for the day. When you're loved up, it means you are really happy because you're in love.
Li: He dances like a dream, especially salsa…
Finn: You know, I think I'm going to have to present the rest of this programme on my own. As you can see, when you're loved up, sometimes you don't pay a lot of attention to things around you.
- She's so loved up at the moment. She even forgets to eat lunch.
Finn: It can also be used to describe a couple who are very much in love, and who openly show their affection in public.
- They're always together; holding hands, laughing. They seem so happy. They're really loved up!
Finn: Li, Li… Li, how long have you been in love? Hello?!
Li: Ooh, I'm going salsa dancing tonight with him, and I can't wait. Oh, he's so gorgeous. Don't you think, Finn?
Finn: Yes, sure, he's so gorgeous. Anyway, I'm getting a bit lonely here. Maybe I should take up salsa dancing too? Ok, bye for now everyone! Li, time to say goodbye.
Li: Oh yeah, goodbye, bye, bye!