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(WTOP)   Here you go, men: the secret message told by the flowers you send. Yellow roses? Congrats, you just dumped your girl   (wtop.com) divider line 90
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2013-02-08 02:47:46 PM
When it comes to a gift of romantic flowers, I always felt that orchids had roses beat hands-down in the passion department. Some orchids are so over the top they should come with an R rating.

So the black orchids I send to women are A-OK.
 
2013-02-08 03:03:06 PM
So I guess the Yellow Rose of Texas was not the girl for me.....
 
2013-02-08 03:49:55 PM
My wife only wants yellow roses for Valentine's Day because yellow is her favorite color.

So bite me, holiday dead flower industrial complex.
 
2013-02-08 03:58:08 PM

DjangoStonereaver: My wife only wants yellow roses for Valentine's Day because yellow is her favorite color.

So bite me, holiday dead flower industrial complex.


That would be the Botanical-Industrial Complex. As I recall, Eisenhower did warn us.
 
2013-02-08 04:28:16 PM
When you say "women" "flowers" "different colors" I get some definite ideas, but not what the article says.

/especially blue
//you will not like this
///NSFW
 
2013-02-08 04:41:59 PM
IT'S THAT EASY?!?
 
2013-02-08 04:57:22 PM

Fark Rye For Many Whores: When you say "women" "flowers" "different colors" I get some definite ideas, but not what the article says.

/especially blue
//you will not like this
///NSFW


WTF? I don't have any kind of safe search on and all I saw were actual belgian waffles with a blue tint.
 
2013-02-08 05:22:02 PM

jaylectricity: WTF? I don't have any kind of safe search on and all I saw were actual belgian waffles with a blue tint.


Google has started filtering explicit images on GIS regardless of settings.
 
2013-02-08 05:22:17 PM
I prefer tulips on my organ.
 
2013-02-08 05:22:34 PM
Who makes this crap up?  Every time I read one of these things the "meaning" of the colours changes.
 
2013-02-08 05:22:57 PM
Biatch still won't leave!
 
2013-02-08 05:23:18 PM

jaylectricity: Fark Rye For Many Whores: When you say "women" "flowers" "different colors" I get some definite ideas, but not what the article says.

/especially blue
//you will not like this
///NSFW

WTF? I don't have any kind of safe search on and all I saw were actual belgian waffles with a blue tint.


be thankful. very very very thankful


A guy at work accidentally gave his crush yellow roses. He had no idea about the code but all the girls did.

I never give women flowers. I did once and was dumped at the next meeting. Were they yellow? no, Was the relationship over in her eyes? Yes. Will I get over this? Maybe.
 
2013-02-08 05:24:00 PM

jaylectricity: Fark Rye For Many Whores: When you say "women" "flowers" "different colors" I get some definite ideas, but not what the article says.

/especially blue
//you will not like this
///NSFW

WTF? I don't have any kind of safe search on and all I saw were actual belgian waffles with a blue tint.


Then you are a lucky, lucky man.
 
2013-02-08 05:24:45 PM
Proof that women makes things more complicated than they really are or need to be. There is no "secret message" in the flowers a guy picked. He just either picked the first thing he saw, or something that looked nice and thought the girl would like. If she's inventing some secret hidden meaning in the flowers just to have something to stress about and get upset over, that's her fault.
 
2013-02-08 05:28:40 PM
I just ordered a couple fruit bats (dead) for my girl. Is there some secret meaning behind those or am I okay?
 
2013-02-08 05:31:20 PM
My gf told me she appreciated this more than actual pointless flowers:

4.bp.blogspot.com

Click for the full series.
 
2013-02-08 05:31:37 PM
Dear Woman,

I called a florist and said, "Deliver $50 worth of flowers on x date."  The message I sent is that I just spend $50 on something that will be thrown in the trash in under a week.  If I'm willing to throw money away on you like that, it means I like you.

Don't read anything more into it than that.  I do not pick out the flowers.  I leave that to the florist who knows what they're doing.

Brent
 
2013-02-08 05:33:27 PM
She wants whatever kind of flowers will make her coworkers the most jealous.
 
2013-02-08 05:33:41 PM
I did that once, without realizing it. Hey, I was 18, what the hell did I know? I just thought they'd make an interesting change-up.

She didn't make a big deal out of it. She was just confused, and we laughed and got past it. You know, like adults.
 
2013-02-08 05:35:00 PM
Did people start wearing cravats and spats again? What is this nonsense?
 
2013-02-08 05:35:35 PM
www.airportjournals.com

San marcos, TX..the Yellow Rose B-25
 
2013-02-08 05:36:55 PM
fwiw

(and that will be nothing)

the "code" of flowers is ancient and dates back to when 1) young girls were taught floral arrangement as an art (along with conversation and dance) and 2) most ppl couldn't read

it's interesting now only to a very few people

flowers are ok - live plants are better - your own knowledge of her is best

i'm getting a box of live lady bugs for valentine's - lol
 
2013-02-08 05:39:47 PM
This is why you can't have nice things.
 
Bf+
2013-02-08 05:40:18 PM
So, you're telling me this thing was wrong?
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-08 05:46:34 PM
Don't care for roses, personally.  I like "flowers", stuff you could pick out of a yard, but Irises are my favorite.  No reason to tell you guys this, except to say that I think that the whole market of roses and meanings in colors and cut and quantity are ridiculous.  It's a friggin' plant.  My husband has bought me flowers exactly once when we were walking by a cheap supermarket display and I happened to comment that I liked one particular bunch. That was special because of context.  He bought them because he saw that I liked them.  Valentine's flowers seem more like obligation without meaning.
 
2013-02-08 05:52:41 PM
No shiat.  I got my gf yellow roses back when i was 16 or so (worked at a grocery store and they were on sale and looked pretty).  Got a bloody nose and a black eye when I gave them to her.  I was all WTF just happened.  Here i was trying to be nice and surprise her and she beat the shiat out of me.  About 2 weeks later I finally figured out that yellow roses apparently meant "I just farked your best friend and here are some i'm sorry roses" or something.

/her friend was hideous so no
//stupidly got back together a few months later
 
2013-02-08 05:52:50 PM

nigeman: jaylectricity: Fark Rye For Many Whores: When you say "women" "flowers" "different colors" I get some definite ideas, but not what the article says.

/especially blue
//you will not like this
///NSFW

WTF? I don't have any kind of safe search on and all I saw were actual belgian waffles with a blue tint.

be thankful. very very very thankful


A guy at work accidentally gave his crush yellow roses. He had no idea about the code but all the girls did.

I never give women flowers. I did once and was dumped at the next meeting. Were they yellow? no, Was the relationship over in her eyes? Yes. Will I get over this? Maybe.



Whoa wait, there are actually women that know about this?? Are they all 80? I only know about this because I was reading some...victorian thing I forget about what exactly but it lead me to google it because I was curious. I'd never heard of it before and didn't assume people knew about it anymore.
 
2013-02-08 05:55:57 PM
Usually they say you buy into invented meaningless holidays and purchase cliché gifts.
 
2013-02-08 05:56:34 PM
If I dated a girl that judged how I felt about her based on the color of flowers I bought her, I'd dump her.

/SO glad I'm married
//And my wife is cool
///She'd rather get tickets to a rock concert or receive a video game than flowers, chocolate, or jewelry
//No, she doesn't have any sisters.
 
2013-02-08 05:58:24 PM
ambercat

nowhere near 80 and know about this - i garden - and grow interesting things.
my husband knows half a dozen could kill him - just not which ones
it's a hobby - the gardening, not the agatha christie/victorian flower thing
 
2013-02-08 06:04:59 PM
I just don't give roses at all. When I want to give a woman flowers I usually go to Giant, grab a few different bundles of flowers with complimentary colors and put together my own bouquet. Never had any problems that way.

The year I met my wife when Valentines Day was approaching I told her I hated it, and refused to celebrate it ('cause I was all punk rock like that) but to prove to her I wasn't just cheap or lazy I wanted to still get her flowers and take her out to dinner - I just refused to do roses or do it ON Valentines Day. She was just fine with that, so we had a great date two days before V-Day - partly great because the restaurants weren't all packed the day we went  - and she got orchids in an arrangement I put together for her with some other flowers, which cost at least as much as roses would have.

She loved it and now that's our tradition. 14 years later we already have dates planned every week for  the rest of Feb, and nothing on Valentines Day. But still no roses, because fark roses.
 
2013-02-08 06:15:17 PM

Arctic Phoenix: If I dated a girl that judged how I felt about her based on the color of flowers I bought her, I'd dump her.

/SO glad I'm married
//And my wife is cool
///She'd rather get tickets to a rock concert or receive a video game than flowers, chocolate, or jewelry
//No, she doesn't have any sisters.


Does she fark? She sounds like my wife, but my wife doesn't fark.  She lets me have girlfriends, though.
 
2013-02-08 06:15:25 PM
I always thought it strange to hack of the reproductive bits of another species and arrange them in a vase.
 
2013-02-08 06:16:06 PM
Screw that. If yellow roses are her favorite, she'll love them more than the boring red ones you bought because of convention. Nothing against red roses, they're just so cliche for Valentines day. I like the unusual multi-colored roses or, better yet, irises. (I have a tattoo of three purple irises so he'd better not forget they're my favorite!)

I actually couldn't care less about V-day but my boyfriend's mom has convinced him I'm just saying that, so he insists on doing something anyway. At least I get a nice meal out of it. I'd actually like to send him something but I don't know if that would be weird.

Guys? Would you be flattered or embarrassed if your girl sent you flowers at work? Would a bonsai tree or potted green plant be more appropriate?
 
2013-02-08 06:16:27 PM
I'd just like flowers, period. Don't care what color.

/oh, look, the lonely came early this year
 
2013-02-08 06:18:56 PM

parasol: fwiw

(and that will be nothing)

the "code" of flowers is ancient and dates back to when 1) young girls were taught floral arrangement as an art (along with conversation and dance) and 2) most ppl couldn't read

it's interesting now only to a very few people


I'm interested. That's pretty damn cool.

/the only time I get roses is when someone wants to watch me blush.
 
2013-02-08 06:20:23 PM
And you can send me dead flowers every morning
Send me dead flower by the mail
Send me dead flowers to my wedding
And I won't forget to put roses on your grave
 
2013-02-08 06:20:35 PM

I should be in the kitchen: Screw that. If yellow roses are her favorite, she'll love them more than the boring red ones you bought because of convention. Nothing against red roses, they're just so cliche for Valentines day. I like the unusual multi-colored roses or, better yet, irises. (I have a tattoo of three purple irises so he'd better not forget they're my favorite!)

I actually couldn't care less about V-day but my boyfriend's mom has convinced him I'm just saying that, so he insists on doing something anyway. At least I get a nice meal out of it. I'd actually like to send him something but I don't know if that would be weird.

Guys? Would you be flattered or embarrassed if your girl sent you flowers at work? Would a bonsai tree or potted green plant be more appropriate?


Definitely flatterred. Shows everyone else he will be getting some that night.
 
2013-02-08 06:21:12 PM
I used to give my wife flowers.
Then one day she confessed to me that she didn't really like flowers.
I stopped giving her flowers.
Then one day she started crying and got really angry at me because "I don't give her flowers anymore".
I give up.
 
2013-02-08 06:26:41 PM
I also hate roses. They are overrated. My fiance brought me flowers at work. They were the daisies that the stores dye to look pink and blue and mix in with the white. I loved them. Yes, he got them at Wal Mart and not some florist shop. Yes, they were not expensive. Neither of these facts bother me at all.

I was the envy of the ladies at the college for which I teach. I went to Wal Mart to get some packets of flower food, changed the water every day with that stuff, and they lasted almost a month. They were special because they were for no other reason than it was the first day of the semester--very difficult day--and he wanted to. Oh, yes, he got an extra special bj that night and I took him out to dinner.
 
2013-02-08 06:27:41 PM

I should be in the kitchen: Screw that. If yellow roses are her favorite, she'll love them more than the boring red ones you bought because of convention. Nothing against red roses, they're just so cliche for Valentines day. I like the unusual multi-colored roses or, better yet, irises. (I have a tattoo of three purple irises so he'd better not forget they're my favorite!)

I actually couldn't care less about V-day but my boyfriend's mom has convinced him I'm just saying that, so he insists on doing something anyway. At least I get a nice meal out of it. I'd actually like to send him something but I don't know if that would be weird.

Guys? Would you be flattered or embarrassed if your girl sent you flowers at work? Would a bonsai tree or potted green plant be more appropriate?


Never send flowers to a guy at work.  That is unless you want him to be the laughingstock of the office for the next few weeks.
 
2013-02-08 06:28:02 PM
Unless I find a way to send flowers to a woman in 19th Century England, I'm not going to care too much about this crap.
 
2013-02-08 06:28:10 PM

I should be in the kitchen: Screw that. If yellow roses are her favorite, she'll love them more than the boring red ones you bought because of convention. Nothing against red roses, they're just so cliche for Valentines day. I like the unusual multi-colored roses or, better yet, irises. (I have a tattoo of three purple irises so he'd better not forget they're my favorite!)

I actually couldn't care less about V-day but my boyfriend's mom has convinced him I'm just saying that, so he insists on doing something anyway. At least I get a nice meal out of it. I'd actually like to send him something but I don't know if that would be weird.

Guys? Would you be flattered or embarrassed if your girl sent you flowers at work? Would a bonsai tree or potted green plant be more appropriate?

My wife sends me a bouquet of beer.  Totally awesome and the envy of all the guys in the office.

 
2013-02-08 06:29:38 PM

I should be in the kitchen: Guys? Would you be flattered or embarrassed if your girl sent you flowers at work? Would a bonsai tree or potted green plant be more appropriate?


I'd be extremely nervous. I work from home, so I'd have to find some way to explain them to the wife.
 
2013-02-08 06:32:52 PM

WhippingBoy: I used to give my wife flowers.
Then one day she confessed to me that she didn't really like flowers.
I stopped giving her flowers.
Then one day she started crying and got really angry at me because "I don't give her flowers anymore".
I give up.


Get her a cupcake or something small. It's the gesture that you were thinking of her that she liked.
 
2013-02-08 06:36:47 PM
ishouldbeinthekitchen

probably shouldn't post this - but - once sent my spouse an item of lady apparel with a note indicating i might need help dressing for my date that evening - one we hadn't made.

one year i sent tickets for a basketball game - every year is different

don't send flowers unless he likes them and they are something masculine (ie, bird of paradise) and singular (not a bouquet)

of course, a six pack of really good beer works
 
2013-02-08 06:36:50 PM

Bedstead Polisher: WhippingBoy: I used to give my wife flowers.
Then one day she confessed to me that she didn't really like flowers.
I stopped giving her flowers.
Then one day she started crying and got really angry at me because "I don't give her flowers anymore".
I give up.

Get her a cupcake or something small. It's the gesture that you were thinking of her that she liked.



Allow me to reiterate:

I give up.
 
2013-02-08 06:41:48 PM

bingethinker: Unless I find a way to send flowers to a woman in 19th Century England, I'm not going to care too much about this crap.


Yeah, always been a fan of necrophilia myself too.
 
2013-02-08 06:56:05 PM

taurusowner: Proof that women makes things more complicated than they really are or need to be. There is no "secret message" in the flowers a guy picked. He just either picked the first thing he saw, or something that looked nice and thought the girl would like. If she's inventing some secret hidden meaning in the flowers just to have something to stress about and get upset over, that's her fault.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 
2013-02-08 07:04:00 PM

over_and_done: My gf told me she appreciated this more than actual pointless flowers:

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]

Click for the full series.


so that's the person who came up with the magical dog and the triumphant stick figure memes? neat.
 
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