In the Game of Thrones TV series there is a funny conversation between the feisty Ygritte and her boyfriend Jon Snow in which he tries to explain to her what “swooning” is. He tells her that swooning is, “when a girl sees blood and collapses.” Ygritte thinks that is ridiculous, “Why would a girl see blood and collapse? Girls see more blood than boys!”
Ygritte: What’s swooning?
Jon: … Fainting.
Ygritte: What’s fainting?
Jon: When a girl sees blood and collapses.
Ygritte: Why would a girl see blood and collapse?
Jon: Well… Not all girls are like you.
Ygritte: Girls see more blood than boys!