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devinni01841
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10/11/2010 8:59:23 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
I know we have them in Texas....
They are usually bought/made by a girl's date and worn the day of the homecoming game, and to the game that night. This being Texas, we blow things ridiculously out of proportion, and I was wondering if anyone in other states practice the same tradition?

In case you're not familiar with mums of this type, here are some links:

Believe it or not, this one is relatively small:

http://irving-texas.olx.com...

A pretty big mum:

http://www.awesomemums.com...

This one is COMPLETELY outrageous, from a school in my district.
In an online magazine.... flip to page 32-33

http://digital.turn-page.com...

You can also see mine from Freshman year in the background of my profile pic.
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innomen
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10/11/2010 9:09:52 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Never heard of it, and I'm fairly certain pretty much no one in New England does anything like that. Texans are....unique.
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10/11/2010 9:24:51 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/11/2010 9:09:52 AM, innomen wrote:
Never heard of it, and I'm fairly certain pretty much no one in New England does anything like that. Texans are....unique.

Ehh that we are.

Mums are fun to make, if nothing else.... :)
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devinni01841
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10/11/2010 9:48:28 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/11/2010 9:37:04 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
.....Mums?

Yes. Silk flowers with yards of ribbon glued to the back, often with charms to indicate what extra-curricular activities the wearer participates in, the bigger/flashier the better, and it's somewhat of a competition to see who can make the biggest one.

Some even light up and play music.

Did you look at the links, Panda?
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10/11/2010 10:24:43 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
I have decided that I'm going to make my own next year (Senior year) and go completely insane with it :)
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10/11/2010 10:48:30 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/11/2010 9:48:28 AM, devinni01841 wrote:
At 10/11/2010 9:37:04 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
.....Mums?

Yes. Silk flowers with yards of ribbon glued to the back, often with charms to indicate what extra-curricular activities the wearer participates in, the bigger/flashier the better, and it's somewhat of a competition to see who can make the biggest one.

Some even light up and play music.

Did you look at the links, Panda?

Yeah, still made no sense whatsoever.
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10/11/2010 10:51:37 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/11/2010 10:48:30 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 10/11/2010 9:48:28 AM, devinni01841 wrote:
At 10/11/2010 9:37:04 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
.....Mums?

Yes. Silk flowers with yards of ribbon glued to the back, often with charms to indicate what extra-curricular activities the wearer participates in, the bigger/flashier the better, and it's somewhat of a competition to see who can make the biggest one.

Some even light up and play music.

Did you look at the links, Panda?

Yeah, still made no sense whatsoever.

To me it looks like Texas' retarded version of a corsage.

Nobody in Michigan does this... nobody.
devinni01841
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10/11/2010 11:09:14 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/11/2010 10:51:37 AM, xxdarkxx wrote:
At 10/11/2010 10:48:30 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 10/11/2010 9:48:28 AM, devinni01841 wrote:
At 10/11/2010 9:37:04 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
.....Mums?

Yes. Silk flowers with yards of ribbon glued to the back, often with charms to indicate what extra-curricular activities the wearer participates in, the bigger/flashier the better, and it's somewhat of a competition to see who can make the biggest one.

Some even light up and play music.

Did you look at the links, Panda?

Yeah, still made no sense whatsoever.

To me it looks like Texas' retarded version of a corsage.

Nobody in Michigan does this... nobody.

Sort of.... except you get a *regular corsage to wear to the dance, too.
I'm not surprised that it's not done in Michigan, from what I understand it's a southern thing.
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10/11/2010 11:24:36 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Lol that used to be huge at my school.
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10/11/2010 11:31:02 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/11/2010 11:23:36 AM, innomen wrote:
Do girls even wear regular corsages now?

Yes, we wear those to the dance...
the mum is to be worn on the day of the homecoming game
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10/11/2010 11:32:05 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
they're fun when you're wearing one too,

not so much when you're not, then they're really annoying
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10/11/2010 1:19:39 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I've never seen anything like this... and it looks super dumb (and lame). Not surprised it's a Texas tradition :p
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10/11/2010 1:30:17 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/11/2010 1:19:39 PM, theLwerd wrote:
I've never seen anything like this... and it looks super dumb (and lame). Not surprised it's a Texas tradition :p

Ooooooooohhhhhh ouch. What did Texas ever do to you? :D
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10/11/2010 8:21:09 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Damn. I thought this topic was about pregnant teens going to homecoming.
(

Being as I'm from Australia, everything I know about America was thought to me by movies, but I'd never heard of a 'mum' before. Is it short for something?
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10/11/2010 8:34:38 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
o.O

i'm glad i've never heard of that lol, it sounds absolutely absurd....
evidently i only come to ddo to avoid doing homework...
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10/11/2010 8:36:23 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/11/2010 8:34:38 PM, belle wrote:
D :D :D

i'm glad you told me about it, i'm going to order six right now!

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10/11/2010 8:44:02 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/11/2010 8:36:23 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 10/11/2010 8:34:38 PM, belle wrote:
D :D :D

i'm glad you told me about it, i'm going to order six right now!

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10/11/2010 8:47:10 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Never even heard of that. Where I'm from we just stick to regular corsages.
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10/11/2010 8:47:52 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/11/2010 8:44:02 PM, belle wrote:
At 10/11/2010 8:36:23 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 10/11/2010 8:34:38 PM, belle wrote:
D :D :D

i'm glad you told me about it, i'm going to order six right now!

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10/12/2010 2:09:29 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/11/2010 8:21:09 PM, tvellalott wrote:
Damn. I thought this topic was about pregnant teens going to homecoming.
(

Being as I'm from Australia, everything I know about America was thought to me by movies, but I'd never heard of a 'mum' before. Is it short for something?

LOL :)
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10/14/2010 8:01:12 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/11/2010 8:21:09 PM, tvellalott wrote:

Being as I'm from Australia, everything I know about America was thought to me by movies, but I'd never heard of a 'mum' before. Is it short for something?

Short for "chrysanthemum"... they used to use real flowers, but it's kind of gross to hang a dead flower with a bunch of ribbons on your wall....:)
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