Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Did You Know AND Wacky Writerly Wednesday


Did you know in Victorian times, flowers were considered the language of love and used to send secret messages. For instance:
Acacia stands for secret love.
Begonia - Beware
Calla Lily - Beauty
Clover, White - Think of me
Dwarf Sunflower - I adore you
Lily, orange - Hatred
Lotus -  I love you still
Primrose - I can't live without you
And so on.

AND...
Combining Did You Know and WWW because a special post is coming tomorrow.

25 comments:

  1. I did know. They were also prone to spelling out messages in gemstones.

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    1. Now that's a great piece of trivia for today, EC. I didn't know about spelling messages in gemstones.

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  2. Yes, it was a fun way of talking through the flowers. This crops up in quite a lot of novels written back then. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Well personally, I hope I don't get any orange lilies. Heh.

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  3. Might be harder to pass than notes in class

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  4. One year our school system let kids buy a colored carnation and send it to someone. I got a green one, which meant "You're weird but I like you anyway." LOL

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    1. Haha. I'm not sure if I should get green carnations for my friends or from them. Maybe both.

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  5. No, I didn't know what you said about flower colors. Amazing.

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  6. I am all for co Fort kitty😸. I knew about the flowers as they often have meaning in art like, the death of Ophelia, a pre-raphaelite painting. Now I must get off the couch and get to work. Feeling dizzy today, was better yesterday but I hope getting the tooth yanked will fix that. That is on the 21st.

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    1. I didn't realize they had meaning in art, though it makes sense. You and EC have taught me something new today.
      Sorry you are having a bad day. Hope you feel better soon.

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  7. Knew about the flowers--never seen the memes before. Ha!

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    1. Heh. We must have lots of Flower Children running around the blogosphere since so many knew about the language:)

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  8. So many rules during the Victorian era. I don't think I'd have been able to keep up with it all.

    May your day be full of purrs too!

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    1. Me neither.
      Thanks for the lovely sentiment. I usually pick up some purrs somewhere during the day:)

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  9. whoa....wouldn't want to be the recipient of the orange lily !! ;) ☺☺

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  10. And flowers are so pleasurable still today!

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  11. They sure are, aren't they, Christine?

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  12. I'm enjoying the neat factoids!

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  13. I DID know that! And I loved "You had me at reading!"

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  14. Not message in a bottle!
    But message in a flower :)

    All the best Jan

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