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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 07:04:49 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?


Ask yourself, what does a guy want with a flower or a plant? Make him a lasagna or tell him you told the women you work with that he has a giant penis.

 
2013-02-08 07:05:14 PM

WhippingBoy: 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.


Sorry, I didn't realize she was fat. ;)
 
2013-02-08 07:13:39 PM
Dear women, most men on this thread have never heard of flower color meanings till this thread. Please dont assume the worst on something we never heard of.
 
2013-02-08 07:14:16 PM
Nanny Ogg is quite familiar with the language of flowers, and finds that no matter how rude or crass your selection, Mr. Gladdybone has you beat.
 
2013-02-08 07:16:09 PM

Oldiron_79: Dear women, most men on this thread have never heard of flower color meanings till this thread. Please dont assume the worst on something we never heard of.


Most. Not all. The language of flowers is a Victorian contrivance, but a sometimes useful one if you're of a literary mind.
 
2013-02-08 07:16:11 PM

scottydoesntknow: So I guess the Yellow Rose of Texas was not the girl for me.....


In all fairness, if you're familiar with the story (or the original, significantly less SFW lyrics of the song, which I encourage you not to learn because they're much catchier and you'll have a racist song stuck in your head every time you hear an Emily Dickinson poem read) then you probably wouldn't consider the reference particularly complimentary either.

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?


Traditionally, "flowers" is a no, "flower" is fine.  If you're giving a woman a token, you give her something she can display.  If you give a man a token, you give him something he can wear (for a flower, typically in the jacket pocket, so one or two at most).  Used to wear a flower or pin from a girlfriend all the time when I was a young warthog.

And you never send anyone anything potted.  That's like giving them a puppy or something, if they have to actively care for it for more than a few minutes it's not a gift, it's a burden.

//Actually, if they have a closed office with actual space for a vase that isn't needed for papers or whatever, I guess a bundle of flowers is probably fine.
//Don't give a girl more flowers than can be fit in a spare coffee mug if she works in a cube or something either.
//Obviously all advice is superseded by genuine personal knowledge, I'm sure there's always that one guy that really wants a bonsai on top of his printer, just make damn sure he's actually that guy before springing it.
 
2013-02-08 07:23:31 PM
Dead roses mean you just dumped your girlfriend... in a shallow grave.
 
2013-02-08 07:30:39 PM
I received a bouquet of red and yellow roses from a close male friend who wanted to be more than friends. I understood the meaning. Ultimately didn't work out, and we went back to being friends, but it was an enjoyable six months or so.
 
2013-02-08 07:50:34 PM
all my biatches get the reality check:
www.benboxer.com
 
2013-02-08 07:59:20 PM
What about those plastic ones you find in gas stations? What does that say about me?
 
2013-02-08 08:07:27 PM
Yeah but, those are things I do all the time so they're not that interesting.
 
2013-02-08 08:13:40 PM
Well the consensus so far seems to be: get your man something, but not flowers. I like the idea of sending beer but his boss might frown upon that (or else drink it all).
 
2013-02-08 08:15:57 PM
PROSTITUTES FOR THE BEES!

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-02-08 08:34:44 PM
she doesn't want to marry me what should i do//!!
 
2013-02-08 08:45:05 PM
Skunk cabbage means "Your hooha needs a bath".
 
2013-02-08 08:48:24 PM
PROSTITUTES FOR THE BEES!
i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-02-08 08:49:29 PM

Jim_Callahan: If you give a man a token, you give him something he can wear


should be sure it's for a free drink or a ride at the local sporting house.

FTFY
 
2013-02-08 09:36:10 PM

I should be in the kitchen: Well the consensus so far seems to be: get your man something, but not flowers. I like the idea of sending beer but his boss might frown upon that (or else drink it all).


Send him a hooker. Seriously.
 
2013-02-08 09:42:22 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.


Yup, I just did copied and pasted your words to my facebook feed along with a link to this article. Because I can't find a single fault in what you said or the way you said it.
 
2013-02-08 09:43:07 PM

aintnuttintofarkwith: I just ordered a couple fruit bats (dead) for my girl. Is there some secret meaning behind those or am I okay?


How on earth did you do that?  Were they on eBay?
 
2013-02-08 09:54:20 PM
Hallmark Holidays are the essence of evil bidness overlords. .
 
2013-02-08 10:04:58 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?


See the comment above:  I like tulips on my organ.
 
2013-02-08 10:17:35 PM

acohn: 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?

See the comment above:  I like tulips on my organ.


Who doesn't?
 
2013-02-08 10:27:50 PM
Not sure who makes this shiat up.
But... You ought to know yellow roses mean you don't kiss and tell.
 
2013-02-08 10:50:35 PM

Jim_Callahan: And you never send anyone anything potted. That's like giving them a puppy or something, if they have to actively care for it for more than a few minutes it's not a gift, it's a burden.


Ever year for Valentine's Day I give my wife a potted flower.  Usually a mini-rose, sometimes a tulip.  The backyard has a small garden of roses and other flowers built up one plant at a time on Valentine's Day.

We figured that giving cut flowers that would wilt and die is horribly not-romantic.  A living plant is much more appropriate a symbol of an enduring love.

That's for us at least.
 
2013-02-08 11:45:51 PM
Fifteen dollar orchid from that store that used to sell groceries, here, well, somewhere in California.

Works every time!!!  Luscious big-lipped orchids...
 
2013-02-09 12:28:35 AM

ambercat: 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.


Yes we do. My father was born in 1923.I was filled in on everything. I even know that scratching a womans palm with your finger while holding hands means you wanna fark her later. Center of the hand is very sensitive,
 
2013-02-09 01:06:45 AM
Is the flower code the same as the hanky code or do we have to study an entirely new system?
 
2013-02-09 01:52:53 AM
The article is all BS.  The best flowers to get a woman on valentine's are the ones she likes best.  Yeah, yeah, that does not help much, but this will.  Talk to her before Valentine's day.  Find out if she even likes the "holiday."  Ask her what her favorite flower is.  Ask her what type she would prefer on the 14th.  I once dated a woman who absolutely sunflowers, so, on Valentine's Day I got her sunflowers.  Hands down, best choice on flowers I have ever made in my entire life.  In short, talk to her before you buy the roses.  She may just hate them.
 
2013-02-09 01:56:03 AM

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?


I would be flattered,  but I hope that she would know that I would much rather get a big bouquet of various herbs, because then I could cook with them instead of just throwing them out in a few days.
 
2013-02-09 04:45:18 AM

Mock26: 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?

I would be flattered,  but I hope that she would know that I would much rather get a big bouquet of various herbs, because then I could cook with them instead of just throwing them out in a few days.


just ask for weed
 
2013-02-09 04:48:49 AM
I always give my wife a 12 roll pack of Scott toilet paper.  Honestly, who couldn't use a 12 roll pack of Scott tolilet paper.
 
2013-02-09 04:54:17 AM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: 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.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


Maybe not a secret message in them per say, but a secret bee in them could be conceived as a message of some sort.  I'm just saying.
 
2013-02-09 05:06:47 AM
Brought to you by the not-yellow rose growers association. Dontbuyyellowroses
 
2013-02-09 08:43:50 AM
the wife is getting a a pound of yaucono coffee and a pound of Jack Daniels coffee.
she's also getting 2 blue colored clematis plants to plant along the rock wall.
 and, she also's getting her car paid off.

she's getting me a new battery for the tractor and a spam can of ammo.
 
2013-02-09 09:34:00 AM
I have my love a cherry that had no stone....I gave my love a chicken that had no bones.........biatch left me for a guy who gave her flowers...
 
2013-02-09 10:29:11 AM

acohn: aintnuttintofarkwith: I just ordered a couple fruit bats (dead) for my girl. Is there some secret meaning behind those or am I okay?

How on earth did you do that?  Were they on eBay?

 
2013-02-09 12:06:30 PM
Ever notice how such articles always list the most pricey flowers as the ones most certain to please her?
 
2013-02-09 02:31:11 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.


When you stopped giving flowers, did you start sending something she likes instead or did you just stop?
It could bethat she associated flowers with your feelings for her, and if you stopped everything then she thinks you don't care anymore. Women are not that complex.  Many women don't care so much about flowers, but like the idea that someone cares enough to send flowers even when we told them they don't have to do things like that.
 
2013-02-09 04:32:12 PM

wildlifer: the wife is getting a a pound of yaucono coffee and a pound of Jack Daniels coffee.
she's also getting 2 blue colored clematis plants to plant along the rock wall.
 and, she also's getting her car paid off.

she's getting me a new battery for the tractor and a spam can of ammo.


the wife is getting everything
why even bother living
 
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