Make love not war

American English
This page is about the saying "Make love not war".

Possible interpretation: 1) Sex between people is better than fighting between countries. 2) Peace is better than war.

Origin: American student slogan of the 1960s, then mainly used by those opposed to the American War in Vietnam. It subsequently featured in John Lennon's song Mind Games (1973); and has since been used by those opposed to the American War in Iraq and war in general.

Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

"Make love not war" might be said in support of

a. nuclear disarmament

b. nuclear conflagration

c. terrorism

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Contributor: Josef Essberger