Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A labour of love

Labour is hard work.

You can labour over something.

A labour of love is something that is hard work but brings a lot of satisfaction.

'Rebuilding his classic car was a labour of love.'

However, there's another meaning of labour, also relating to hard work.

When women are about to have a baby, they 'go into labour.'

Here's the beginning of a French comedy film called Taxi which combines a man who loves his work with a lady in labour.

Fasten your seat belt first!