Did anyone else notice the frequency with which the phrase “make love to” is used in this novel? At first it kept shocking me, given our current meaning for this phrase. With the complete lack of anything sexual, however, I’m slowly getting used to it. Apparently it means something more like “showing love to” or “loving someone.” I suppose I’d better not start using it as James does. I might shock everyone else around me.
It Does Not Mean What You Think It Means