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Re: Where to buy a Poppy for Remembrance Day

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Generation snowflake snowflakes.

Red poppies 'distressing' says students union
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Oh my goodness, those sensitive souls...................... :-(
It's nothing new. White poppies have been around for donkey's years for those who don't want to wear a red poppy. They represent pacifism and vastly pre-date the rather pointless expression of "snowflake".
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It's nothing new. White poppies have been around for donkey's years for those who don't want to wear a red poppy. They represent pacifism and vastly pre-date the rather pointless expression of "snowflake".
It's nothing against white poppies, rather how anyone who is currently studying at UEA can find red poppies "distressing".
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Old 25.11.2016, 15:34
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It's nothing against white poppies, rather how anyone who is currently studying at UEA can find red poppies "distressing".


Exactly
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Old 25.11.2016, 15:40
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It's nothing against white poppies, rather how anyone who is currently studying at UEA can find red poppies "distressing".
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Isn't that the reason for white poppies, though? The wearing of red denotes blood and anger (which was presumably distressing for some ), which is why the white ones came about.
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Isn't that the reason for white poppies, though? The wearing of red denotes blood and anger (which was presumably distressing for some ), which is why the white ones came about.


I understand that, but a student feeling distressed by that poppy? lots and lots of anxieties ahead then .......... if that already makes them feel stressed
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I understand that, but a student feeling distressed by that poppy? lots and lots of anxieties ahead then .......... if that already makes them feel stressed
I agree but sometimes I feel these days that superlatives are used in these circumstances by the shovel-load to give weight to those making a protest, making them feel more important than they are.

I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall seeing how "distressed" they got in reality.
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Isn't that the reason for white poppies, though? The wearing of red denotes blood and anger (which was presumably distressing for some ), which is why the white ones came about.
The red poppy came from this - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Flanders_Fields
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Yes, I should have clarified my post, meaning the inference of the two colours to the distressed-types.
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We covered this all on Wednesday...

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