Tuesday, March 6, 2012

What does it mean? | Moonlight and Magnolias

"Moonlight and magnolia" is a phrase that refers to the beauty and romanticization of the pre-civil war south. Originally alluding to soft lighting and flower scents, the phrase is now often used ironically, in reference to a previous way of looking at life that is now considered unrealistic and sentimentally false.

Fun fact: Magnolia, named after French botanist Pierre Magnol, is the state flower of both Mississippi and Louisiana.

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