Roses are a bad gift

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  1. astralmech

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    I like roses though. Or any flower really. You can dry them, press them-- there's a ton of different things you can do to preserve flowers. But a potato could be a funny gift if it's an inside joke or something between you and your partner.
     
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    prefer food over flowers as gifts
     
  3. asriu

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    deep ingrained custom that evolve into culture~ basically that~ the justification of certain item, gesture or such thing act as symbolism~ why it become this or that may lost in time~ society full of such stuff, so meh~

    flowers is classic gifts on romantic style cuz it beauty appearance, nice smell~ but it can also use on sad occasion such as give it to deceased person~ there perhaps tradition with myth or legend to explain why such thing happen, now it so deep ingrained so perhaps lost in time~

    there interesting stuff, a social one if I may say~ on this cat country the gesture giving rose for lover start on city way back then, but gesture give flower to love one is way older~
    pre wedding photo also similar, Valentine and bunch of other stuff~

    anyway as long as people have fun so be it~ btw usually rose are thorny (yes there genetic alteration on agriculture that make roses less thorny) so it can also mean not really romantic~ its like say a person as beautiful as moon, the moon actually have plenty of holes on it "face" so it can be used as mockery~

    potato can be poison heck early westerners poisoned by potato cuz dunno how to eat potato no?
     
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    ongoingwhy Meat Pie Lover

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    ...just remove the sprouts, gouge out the eyes, and skin the potato. It's not hard.

    Diamonds are far worse than roses though.
     
  5. Kadmos1

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    "Orchid" comes from an Ancient Greek word that means "testicles".
     
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    She grilled you for forgetting the flowers?:blobpeek:

    Trust me, don't give potatoes.... they hardly decide anything over reason in this matter.
     
  7. HentMas

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    those aren't roses, those are orchids
     
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    Obserwator [Gamer of Life] [Naturalist] [Universalist]

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    It's interesting that in video games roses are the most common gift especially broses...
     
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    I'll take potatoes over flowers any day (if you're willing to give it in chips format that is)
     
  10. akki

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    I think flowers are a waste in general. Unless you buy a flower plant(s) that will keep giving flowers. Grow that and show someone how much you love them by giving flowers from that~
     
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    Oh come on
    It's the gesture itself that makes it nice to have roses. Depends ok the intent too. If it's half ass given I don't want it
     
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    The rose is, first of all, a symbol. There are many things in this world that will be thrown away if people try to see them as useful things rather than as beautiful symbols. Songs, books, films, paintings, sculptures.
     
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    DynerisCyrus Green Tea Maker

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    Giving your partner a rose is like saying "I like you/I love you."

    Giving your partner a potato is like saying...

    I'm actually not sure what it's saying, unless you sit your partner down and explain everything you just said in your post, "I love you, You are important to me, I care about you, and so on." Because trust me, most people aren't going to think about a potato as a romantic gesture by default.

    So if you have to explain your intentions anyway, why not give a rose which is universally recognized for having that meaning?

    Relationships are complicated as they are, let's not make it even more so for simple and beautiful gestures like these.
     
  14. Nia2760

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    Yeah :blobsmilehappyeyes: you can turn potato into delicious and beautiful french fries
     
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    If you need it to be edible and enduring, give a pot of nasturtiums. Things always come back because they reseed themselves, every single part is edible and won't have the possibility of poison like the potato, and they're beautiful and have good vitamins. Unfortunately they don't have perfume, other than smelling slightly spicy.
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    Georgelee5786 Wait...it isn't 1898?

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    Rose or Potato?
    Doesn’t matter. What matter is the opinion of the person on the receiving end.
    if they like rose then it is rose. If they like potato then it is potato!
     
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    Wonderful
     
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    The receiver most likely will be happier with getting Roses as a love gift rather than getting some Potatoes (even if Potatoes are more useful)...