Sweethearts have been around for 147 Valentine's Days Sure, I don't like eating them because they taste like chalk and baby powder but the messages are what has sold over FOUR MILLION POUNDS of them a year.

"The Atlantic" talked to NECCO, the company that makes them, and got a list of some of the messages on the hearts they've retired over the years.  As culture changes, so does slang and we can't have risque sayings on our sweethearts now can we?

--Here are my picks for the top 10 retired sayings:

#10.)  HOT CHA.

#9.)  The peace symbol.

#8.)  1-800 CUPID.

#7.)  YOU ARE LATE.  (--In this day and age, people would see that as a teen pregnancy scare.)

#6.)  SAUCY BOY.

#5.)  HEP CAT.

#4.)  DIG ME.

#3.)  GROOVY.

#2.)  FAX ME.

#1.)  YOU ARE GAY.  (--Yep, they really had this one.  It was back when it actually meant "You are happy and lighthearted".


BTW Does that heart on the right say "Old Anus"?---if so, they should retire that one too.