Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What's In a Name? That Which We Call a Rose...

..."What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself."
~ From Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

To be honest I don't really know what this poem means, but when I went to write this blog the phrase, "What's in a name? that which we call a rose" came to mind. I guess I did remember something from my highschool English class after all!

Now to my point. Flowers actually have really cool meanings! Check out this site: http://www.perfect-wedding-day.com/flower-meanings-bridal-flowers.html
It tells you what each type of flower means. It would be kinda fun to choose the flowers in your wedding to go with your personalities and love for one another.

I found what they said about flower meanings on this site interesting:

Florigraphy - The study of flower meanings is an actual science known as florigraphy, and it reveals extra underlying meanings to sending or receiving flowers - subtle and secret messages can be passed through the different blooms.

History - It is believed that the flower language began in Turkey during the seventeenth century. Romantic lovers began using floral exchanges to convey emotional messages. In the Victorian era there was a rise in the popularity with this flower language. In England, dozens of dictionaries of "florigraphy" with their flower meanings were published during that period. Suitors carefully studied these guidebooks to select appropriate bouquets for their lovers and sweethearts.

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