What's in a Word | All Blogs

Flirtatious flowers

By Debra Dobbins

Webster’s notes that “flirt” came from the Old French word fleurer, which meant “to touch lightly” and literally meant “to move from flower to flower.” The French word for flower is fleur.

As noted in a recent blog, sending flowers can be a fun and fascinating way to flirt, because flowers stand for various thoughts and emotions. For more details, check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_of_flowers.

Photo special to the Sentinel


Please Login or Register to leave a comment.

Recent Posts
The Environmental Hero Next Door
By Nic.Korte
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Even when I’m out of town, I can’t stay away from the dirt
By Penny Stine
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Lettuce reconsider
By Penny Stine
Friday, May 22, 2015

Freshman year is one for the books
By Robin Dearing
Thursday, May 21, 2015

The List: Keeping kids busy this summer
By Richie Ann Ashcraft
Thursday, May 21, 2015


734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050; M-F 8:00 - 5:00
Subscribe to print edition
Advertiser Tearsheet

© 2015 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy