Posted by R. Berg on July 12, 2001
In Reply to: Shrinking Violet or A Shrinking Violet posted by Mrs. Bell on July 12, 2001
: What is the origin of this particular saying???
: Has anyone got a clue???
: Any assistance greatfully received.
Somebody asked a related question in February; click the link below for it and its answer. Nobody posted much about it. I'm guessing that shy people are called s.v.'s because the violet is a delicate flower--it wilts easily and bruises easily.