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    Food Mashups You Love to Hate (and Hate to Love)

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrin...f&ocid=UP97DHP
    What does the phrase You Love to Hate (and Hate to Love) mean?
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    If you love to hate something, you take a pleasure in your dislike. If you hate to love something, you are a bit embarrassed to like something.

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    Re: Food Mashups You Love to Hate (and Hate to Love)

    Do the following sentences fit the above definitions?
    'I love to hate cigarette smoking.'
    'I hate to love finger sucking.'

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    Re: Food Mashups You Love to Hate (and Hate to Love)

    I've never heard those terms used in the first person like that. They're generally used as slogans.

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    Re: Food Mashups You Love to Hate (and Hate to Love)

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'I love to hate cigarette smoking.'
    Most people who hate cigarette smoking really hate it, without deriving any pleasure from smelling smoke. It is possible that someone could derive a certain pleasure from smelling smoke as it would give them something to complain about, but it doesn't really hit the spot for me. A language conservative could love to hate questions about whether If I was is correct because it would give them the opportunity to deride those who use the form. Most people who hate smoking would rather not smell it. Someone who has given up smoking but occasionally weakens and has a cigarette might hate to love smoking, though.

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    Re: Food Mashups You Love to Hate (and Hate to Love)

    'I love to hate working busily.'
    I derive pleasure from it as it would give me the opportunity to earn more money.
    Does it make sense?
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    It makes sense, but no one would say it.

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