the cheaper, overlooked cousin to the Rose; its colors play a large role in its meaning; also known as "the common man's rose"
"What the hell, man...I said ROSES you idiot!"
"Hey, the lady told me they were. So...they're not supposed to look like that...?"
"What do you think! Those are carnations!"
Flower of choice for when you're high stepping out the door.
Bye bye. Darn -- where's my carnation?