So I was listening to a podcast today and there was an AMA (Ask Me Anything) round wherein someone said:

“I love your podcast and I say love with all the gravity of the word/world”.

I couldn’t figure out if the last word was “word” or “world”. Also, I have no clue what the phrase means. I tried googling but found nothing. I think that phrase emphasizes on the “love” part but an explanation would help.

Thank you!

  • Sigh What was the name of the podcast, who was the speaker, do you have a link that we can listen to? Sometimes, what one user thinks is being said, is quite different when another user hears it. – Mari-Lou A Oct 28 '18 at 7:00
  • Sorry. AMA means Ask Me Anything. I’ve edited the same. – Ankit Shah Oct 28 '18 at 9:14
  • Excellent news re. AMA, but you forgot to add the most important pieces of information. Source and, if possible, link. – Mari-Lou A Oct 28 '18 at 9:17
  • The idiom is "all the gravity of the word". But that's beside the point because for all we know, the speaker, just like yourself, was not sure how the idiom actually goes. So they could have just mumbled whatever, or they could have clearly enunciated the wrong word because they didn't know any better. – RegDwigнt Oct 28 '18 at 11:29
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it lacks references, and the source of the quote. Who's to know what was really said? – Mari-Lou A Oct 28 '18 at 13:44

This may be out of context, but I believe the person meant was he/she was saying, " and I say love with all the gravity of the word" - gravity means weight or seriousness here. So he/she was saying that she really meant 'love' in a serious tone -- he really loved that individual/idea/whatever.

Does that make sense within the context of your podcast?

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    It's easy to say 'I love doughnuts' or whatever, just meaning 'I like them a lot', but the speaker wanted to stress that they didn't mean 'love' in that trivial sense. – Kate Bunting Oct 28 '18 at 9:15

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