She explained to him the rules of tennis, which he found baffling.
"Why do you call it love when you have zero points?" he asked.
Surely this was just an excuse to talk about romance. He sounded earnest, though.
"It comes from the French word for egg, l'oeuf. Because a zero is the shape of an egg."
"Oh-oh?" he chuckled. "But I thought the English hated the French."
"Oh, we do, but we steal from them mercilessly. It's sort of our thing."