Right before I went to bed last night, I read a few chapters from the YA contemporary novel that's currently sitting on my nightstand. I was flipping through the pages, enjoying the story, but then my eyes stopped cold when I hit a specific phrase.
To be more precise, the male protagonist mentioned how he wanted to "make love" to the girl he's chasing in the novel.
I started giggling. I couldn't help it. First of all, have you ever heard a teenage guy say the words "make love" in a very serious tone? And secondly, can anyone really say this phrase without cracking a smile? Anyone? Anyone?
I mean, really. Really! Let's say your spouse/significant other/alien lover walked up to you and caressed your face and murmured in a sultry voice, "Baby, I want to make love to you right now. Oh yeah. Make love." Wouldn't you start giggling? Wouldn't your face turn a little red? Wouldn't you think something odd has happened to your spouse/significant other/alien lover?
So...yeah. Maybe I'm immature. I'll admit that. Maybe I laugh at things that I shouldn't laugh at. Like "making love." But COME ON! It's funny!
At least, I think it's funny. :)
Question time: So what do you think of the phrase "making love"? Funny? Romantic? Gross? Awesome? Should it be used in YA novels or does it sound too dated?