As she does in "A Wall-Flower
," Amy Levy also depicts the ballroom as the site of imperfect pleasure in "A Waltz Song" (1889) (p.
That's why there's safety in numbers, in telling people - they will know if I'm not my usual wall-flower
, shy and retiring self," she grins.
ofAS ON walstaMW" ASHTON KUTCHER "I know it's been awful getting over Demi, but I must stop being such a wall-flower
and start dating again.
I like to stand out from the crowd, so if your dream girl is the shrinking wall-flower
type, don't bother calling me on the Telephone (which I'll probably be wearing as a hat.
But if your more of a wall-flower
than a Justin Timberlake, then Beyonce has her own advice.
Researchers questioned males at Texas-Austin University and discovered that quickwitted women with senses of humour are non-starters, the eternal wall-flowers
And if that wasn't bad enough, he managed to make the word "madam" drip with such utter condescension that even the mousiest of cable-knitted cardie-wearing wall-flowers
would have found it very hard to resist the urge to kick him square in the nuts.
Twenty-one of them to be precise, including the three wall-flowers
on the banquette being trained in deportment.