''The Language of Flowers"

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Sun Jan 9 15:14:08 UTC 2005

In a message dated 1/9/05 7:10:37 AM, RonButters writes:

> I find the phrase "The Language of Flowers" used in Robert Scully's
> American gay novel, A SCARLET PANSY (New York: William Farro, 1933; copyright date
> 1932). Does anyone know what this means? It appears to have something to do
> with a signalling system used by gay men to signal their sexual availablity
> and/or preferences.
> The novel is supposedly set in the period c1880-1915, but it seems to have
> been written in the 1930s.

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