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Shrinking Violet

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.