What flowers do you like? When was the last time you gave flowers to somebody? What flowers have special meaning in your country? Have you ever planted any flowers?
  • Fanatic (noun) - a person who is extremely interested in something, to a degree that some people find unreasonable.
  • Be in bloom - to be producing flowers.
  • Allergy (noun) - a condition that makes a person become sick or develop skin or breathing problems because they have eaten certain foods or been near-certain substances.
  • Averse (adj.) - strongly disliking or opposed to.
  • Few and far in between - not very many or not appearing very frequently.
  • Florist (noun) - a shop that sells cut flowers and plants for inside the house.
  • Aesthetic (adj.) - an aesthetic object or a work of art is one that shows great beauty.
  • Thistle (noun) - a wild plant with sharp points on the leaves and, typically, purple flowers.
  • Rugged (adj.) - (of land) wild and not even; not easy to travel over.
  • Universal (adj.) - existing everywhere or involving everyone.
  • Potted plant (noun) - a plant that is grown in a pot.
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M: Flowers. Rory, do you like flowers?

R: Well, I'm hardly a flower fanatic, but I don't mind having them around. Unless there are many of them in full bloom, that can affect my allergy sometimes.

M: What flowers do you like?

R: I'm not averse to any kinds of flowers, really. I like them all to be honest. Well, unless, like I said, they're ones that make me sneeze. But those times and varieties are few and far in between.

M: When was the last time you gave flowers to somebody?

R: I remember it like it was yesterday, actually, because it's quite unusual for me. I bought my other half flowers in his favorite color about halfway through this year. I don't do it very often. And I can't remember the occasion. I just thought it would be a nice idea. Because I was walking past the florist next to the gym.

M: Do you like sending flowers to others?

R: Oh, I prefer something more practical over what's aesthetics, since I like helping people and so this tends to be easier to manifest by providing helpful things. But I think flowers are okay from time to time.

M: What flowers have special meaning in your country?

R: Well, the thistle is our national flower, although I'm not really sure why. There's a story behind it somewhere, but it escaped me. Heather is also associated with the more isolated and rugged parts of Scotland. Roses are seen as romantic. But I suppose that's more universal than nationalistic.

M: Have you ever planted any flowers?
R: Oh, God, not for a very long time. I think we had potted plants that we grew and planted in the boy scouts, but that would have been over two decades ago. I've definitely not planted anything since then.

M: Rory, thank you so much for your flowery answers!
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