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Now, the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories. This program explores the history and usage of common expressions in American English.

Today we talk about a time when half the world is waking from the dark, cold winter months. Spring! We often describe spring as a time of rebirth, renewal and awakening. Many trees are blossoming and early flowers are pushing through the earth.

Things are coming to life!

When the weather turns warm, many people suffer from spring fever. Common "symptoms" of spring fever include not being able to focus on school or work, taking long walks, or falling in love.

So, are you actually sick when you have spring fever?

Originally, yes. Spring fever used to refer to an actual illness. When the weather turned warm, some people developed sore throats, headaches, or stuffy noses.

The definition of "spring fever" slowly changed in the early 1800s.

People came to use the term to mean a sudden increase of romantic feelings.

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