Lisa Kleypas' Wallflowers this week. Even if I haven't actually posted any discussions as of yet. I thought I would do some research on what exactly a Wallflower is.
First off, it's an actual flower.. I honestly didn't know that..
Here are terms From the Urban Dictionary. This would obviously be today's terminology.. later I will post what it meant to be a wallflower in Regency Era..
1. a type of loner. seemingly shy folks who no one really knows. often some of the most interesting people if one actually talks to them. cute.
I met this gorgeous girl, a bit of a wallflower, but very sweet.
2. someone, usually in high school, who sees everything, knows everything, but does not say a word. they are not loners. they are introvertive, meaning they are shy and have a social disease. they cannot handle having someone pay attention to them even though they crave it as much as everyone else. wallflowers are just phased in, and faded into the background.
the perks of being a wallflower
3. Usually refer to people who are shy and fade in the background , that none really knows or pays any attention to
That wallflower is actually one of the most interesting people I've ever met
4. A person, usually in high school, who sees everything and knows everything that's going on but doesn't say a word. They arent loners, they are shy and don't choose to be in the mix of things.
A person nobody pays attention to, and fades into the background, but are really genuine and interesting people if you take the time to get to know them.
5. a person who see's the world for what it really is, all the beauty and the ugly.
someone who knows life is only for the one who is not afraid to die and that joy is only for him who does not fear to be alone.
these are the most amazing people you will ever meet and you will never, not even if you try, forgett them.
6. Someone who isn't necessarily shy, but never really tells you a lot about themselves. They observe almost everything and listen to everything you have to say without criticizing or judging. These people are often the most sincere, kind, and wonderfully interesting people, yet fail to be attractive to the opposite sex for some reason.
I thought that she was mean and stand-offish at first, but then I got to know her and found out that she's really a somewhat shy, beautiful soul. She's a bit of a wallflower if you ask me.
7. Perennial plant native to southern Europe, bearing fragrant yellow and orange flowers. The name is derived from the fact that the plant, when naturalized to a region, is often found growing out of the nooks and crannies in an old wall, or a cliff. The natural tendency for this plant to separate itself from the other denizens of a formal garden, and grow in isolated locations, doubtless led to the use of the term "wallflower" to describe an anti-social, or shy individual, who lingers in the background, against the wall, as it were, at social occasions.