Fun Time Open Thread: Is It a Rose?

Happy Valentine’s Day, pretty ladies! Let’s see if we can’t come up with something fun to do tonight. 

Since this is the night of roses, I thought we’d play a game I just invented called “Is It a Rose?” Rose names are a lot like racehorse names. They mean a lot to the namer, but sound a little strange to everyone else. The following list is mostly comprised of actual rose names, with a few extras thrown in as red herrings. Can you pick out the faux flowers?

  1. A Shropshire Lad
  2. Twilight Trail
  3. Careless Love
  4. Ain’t Misbehavin’
  5. All that Jazz
  6. Anything Goes
  7. Falstaff
  8. Cymbaline
  9. Tess of the D’Ubervilles
  10. Xerxes
  11. Blueberry Hill
  12. Cheesecake
  13. White Lightnin’
  14. Bedazzled
  15. Cuddles
  16. Twilight Sparkle

If you bred a new rose, what would it look like and what would you call it? I’d try for a purple one I could call “Prince,” or possibly “The Flower Formerly Known As.”

Photo of a purple rose.

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244 thoughts on “Fun Time Open Thread: Is It a Rose?”

  1. Yet another disgruntled Jezzie reporting in!

    I’m having a hard time trying to get used to the site format, but I opened the first article on the page, and I felt both amused and informed. I LOVE IT.

    Starting to think that I’ll definitely be happy here at this ye new internet home.

      1. I appreciate it! :) So far it’s looking a lot like what I was looking for out of Feministing in terms of community participation in awesome feminism (but could never get cause I could never figure out how to sign up there…) and what I USED to get from Jezebel: snarky, informative, and often amusing feminist criticism.

  2. Hello, all–I’m dipping my toes in the water here (but can’t quite bring myself to leap fully from Jez yet, given that I’ve sunk hours and hours of time into it over the last five years). But I’m glad everyone is here and things are hopping. Look forward to reading!

    We now return to normal SmazenySyr snark-gramming.

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