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2006\01\03@071038 by Alan B. Pearce

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> Herbert, don't be a wallflower....
>
>Hmm, interesting word, never heard it before, had
>to look it up. I'll have to start using it! :) Thanks!

Guess you have looked it up by now, but it is a very "English" (as in UK and
Commonwealth) usage, used for those left sitting or standing around the
walls, never getting an invite onto the floor, at a dance.

In general usage the way Jinx used it, regard it as "being backward about
coming forward".

2006\01\03@110502 by Danny Sauer

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Alan wrote regarding '[OT] Wallflowers, was re: ENC28J60 PIC firmware
driver?' on Tue, Jan 03 at 06:18:
> > > Herbert, don't be a wallflower....
> >
> >Hmm, interesting word, never heard it before, had to look it up.
> >I'll have to start using it! :) Thanks!
>
> Guess you have looked it up by now, but it is a very "English" (as
> in UK and Commonwealth) usage, used for those left sitting or
> standing around the walls, never getting an invite onto the floor,
> at a dance.

I think it's more of a "never making themselves available *for* an
invite" than "never getting an invite" - the implication is one of
general social awkwardness, as opposed to simple rejection.  A minor
distinction, but one worth making (at least, it seems that way while I
try to avoid doing the work that I actually need to be doing right now
;)).

--Danny

2006\01\03@113300 by Alan B. Pearce

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> > > Herbert, don't be a wallflower....
>
>I think it's more of a "never making themselves available *for* an
>invite" than "never getting an invite" - the implication is one of
>general social awkwardness, as opposed to simple rejection.  A minor
>distinction, but one worth making (at least, it seems that way while I
>try to avoid doing the work that I actually need to be doing right now
>;)).

I think it is used both ways, and may actually be determined by the type of
event, though I have always taken it to be the girl left without an invite
to dance, as being a wallflower.

2006\01\04@042508 by Bill & Pookie

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I knew a girl in school named Sue (the girl was named sue, not the school).
She was as pretty as cotton candy but never was asked to dance at the prom.
Seems like her dress was the same floral pattern as the wall and no one knew
she was there as all they could see was the wall flowers.

But she was one to hide her light under a bushel basket.

Pookie

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