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Valerie

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2020.04.04 20:39
Rape flower???😲🤔 say what??!
(I honestly never heard of this particular name before)


Since it is Spring time, everyone is posting their flower related pictures and it has come to my attention that quite a few people call the flower you see below as "Rapeseed flower" or "Rape flower"("Flor de violacion" in Spanish). There is an issue with this name though!

The definition of the word rape is sexual harassment. I know, I'm thinking the same thing...
We can't do anything regarding the fact that this flower is called that way BUT this flower is commonly known here as "Canola flower" so it would be best for you to use this name instead. Why? Because some people may instantly attack you for saying such word regardless of context as it is a very sensitive word to many.
Save yourself some trouble.



Violación= Acoso sexual
The Spanish translation is most certainly wrong so never use "flor de violación", please use "flor de canola" or "flor de colza". Para que no te digan cosas malas.



I was astounded and a bit annoyed how most native English speakers reacted, not being so helpful and just kept commenting "You shouldn't say that" "Delete this" "Why are you saying such thing?"
Instead of bashing someone for unknowingly using the incorrect word, we should correct them NICELY and let them know what was wrong and why.

That makes me think, as I continue with my studies I hope to get corrected properly and if I happen to say something inappropriate please do not disregard me but also don't scold me either hehehe, I ask of you🙏

Okay that's it I promise lol.
If you read everything, I'm proud of you! I hope you learned something from my post.☺


What a bizarre name for such a lovely flower🤷‍♀️
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  • 해둥지 2020.04.04 20:40

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    유채꽃
  • Nao 2020.04.04 20:43

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    I didn’t know that Canola flower is called like that, thanks. It should be called approximately, not offense people.
  • Valerie 2020.04.04 20:46

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    @Nao sure thing:) and to be honest, neither did I. I had to search it up because I got curious as to why such name was given. And yes, you're right! >.<
  • Valerie 2020.04.04 20:48

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    @해둥지 thanks for the word, could you also let me know what "Canola Flower" is in Korean?
  • Nao 2020.04.04 20:48

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    @Valerie *appropriately If you have more important facts, share with us again someday ~
  • Valerie 2020.04.04 20:51

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    @Nao if I get the chance I will!🤗
  • 해둥지 2020.04.04 20:53

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    @Valerie 유채꽃같아요
  • Yuko 2020.04.04 21:11

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    Thank you for your nice advice😊Canola flower is one of the most famouse flower in Japan.It's called 菜の花(Nanohana) in Japanese💗
  • Valerie 2020.04.04 21:15

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    @Yuko I didn't know it was that popular wow! Now I know another word hehe なのはな 菜の花 ありがとうございます🥰
  • Yuko 2020.04.04 21:20

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    @Valerie よかったですGlad to know that😊Anytimeどういたしまして🍀
  • Valerie 2020.04.04 21:30

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    @해둥지 thank you
  • Jim 2020.04.05 03:07

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    Yeah ~ it does put a wrong name on this beautiful flower.what a bizarre way lol
  • kellycha 2020.04.05 04:16

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    Oh, Thank you for letting everyone know the right word of Canola flower.👍👏 I think that people who don't know it as they found it in a dictionarty. 😔I also probably would use that like in a dictionary nuknowingly before knowing it.😱😱 It is an error of dictionary. I don't know why. 🤔 I WANNA SAY THANK YOU AGAIN.
  • Valerie 2020.04.05 04:21

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    @kellycha it's nothing hehe^^ We rely on translators so who are we to know, right? That's why we are using this app, to learn! Well most of us are lol Thank yoouu😊

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