This is the 147th Valentine's Day people will celebrate with those candy conversation hearts. Sure, they taste like a mix of chalk and garbage, but the messages on them are the BEST. Which is why people buy FOUR MILLION POUNDS of them a year.
"The Atlantic" talked to NECCO, the company behind them, and got a list of some of the messages on the hearts they've RETIRED over the years. After all, slang evolves . . . and you don't want your hearts sounding un-hip, right?
Here are my picks for the top 10 retired conversation heart messages . . .
#10.) HOT CHA.
#9.) The peace symbol.
#8.) 1-800 CUPID.
#7.) YOU ARE LATE.
(In this day and age, people would see that as a pregnancy scare.)
#6.) SAUCY BOY.
#5.) HEP CAT.
#4.) DIG ME.
#2.) FAX ME.
#1.) YOU ARE GAY.
Yep, they really had this one. It was back when it actually meant "You are happy and lighthearted".
You can see more retired phrases here.