Flirting or coquetry is a social and sexual behavior involving spoken or written communication, as well as body language, by one person to another, either to suggest interest in a deeper relationship with the other person, or if done playfully, for amusement. In most cultures, it is disapproved for a person to make explicit sexual advances in public, or in private to someone not romantically acquainted, but indirect or suggestive advances may at times be considered acceptable. Flirting involves speaking and behaving in a way that suggests a mildly greater intimacy than the actual relationship between the parties would justify, though within the rules of social etiquette, which disapproves of a direct expression of sexual interest in the given setting; this may be accomplished by communicating a sense of irony. Double entendres may be used. Body language can include flicking the hair, eye contact, brief touching, open stances and other gestures. Flirting may be done in an shy or frivolous style.
Vocal communication of interest can include, for example, alterations in vocal tone, which may serve to increase tension, to test intention and congruity, adoration which includes offers and tact, knowledge and demonstration of poise, self-assurance and stylish, a commanding attitude. Flirting behavior varies across cultures due to different modes of social etiquette, such as how people should stand, how long to hold eye contact, how much touching is appropriate and so forth. Nonetheless, some behaviors may be more universal. For example, ethologist Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt found that in places as different as Africa and North America, women exhibit similar flirting behavior, such as a prolonged stare followed by a head tilt away with a little smile, as seen in the accompanying image associated with a Hollywood film; the origin of the word flirt is obscure. The Oxford English Dictionary associates it with such onomatopoeic words as flit and flick, emphasizing a lack of seriousness. While old-fashioned, this expression is still used in French mockingly, but the English gallicism to flirt has made its way and has now become an anglicism.
The word fleurette was used in the 16th century in some sonnets, some other texts. The French word fleurette, the language of old south France word flouretas, are related to some little says where flowers are both at the same time a pretext and the comparison terms. In southern France, some usage were yet used in 1484, In French, some other words more or less related are derived from the word fleur: for instance effleurer from 13th century esflourée. Anyway, the association of flowers, spring and women is not modern and were yet considered in ancient culture, such as the Chloris in ancient Greece, or Flora in ancient Roman empire, including Floralia festival, in other older poems, such as the Song of Solomon: During World War II, anthropologist Margaret Mead was working in Britain for the British Ministry of Information and for the U. S. Office of War Information, delivering speeches and writing articles to help the American soldiers better understand the British civilians, vice versa, she observed in the flirtations between the American soldiers and British women a pattern of misunderstandings regarding, supposed to take which initiative.
She wrote of the Americans, "The boy learns to make advances and rely upon the girl to repulse them whenever they are inappropriate to the state of feeling between the pair", as contrasted to the British, where "the girl is reared to depend upon a slight barrier of chilliness... which the boys learn to respect, for the rest to rely upon the men to approach or advance, as warranted by the situation." This resulted, for example, in British women interpreting an American soldier's gregariousness as something more intimate or serious than he had intended. Communications theorist Paul Watzlawick used this situation, where "both American soldiers and British girls accused one another of being sexually brash", as an example of differences in "punctuation" in interpersonal communications, he wrote that courtship in both cultures used 30 steps from "first eye contact to the ultimate consummation", but that the sequence of the steps was different. For example, kissing might be an early step in the American pattern but a intimate act in the English pattern.
Japanese courtesans had another form of flirting, emphasizing non-verbal relationships by hiding the lips and showing the eyes, as depicted in much Shunga art, the most popular print media at the time, until the late 19th century. The fan was extensively used as a means of communication and therefore a way of flirting from the 16th century onwards in some European societies England and Spain. A whole sign language was developed with the use of the fan, etiquette books and magazines were published. Charles Francis Badini created the Original Fanology or Ladies' Conversation Fan, published by William Cock in London in 1797; the use of the fan was not limited to women, as men carried fans and learned how to convey messages with them. For instance, placing the fan near the heart meant "I love you", while opening
Emmet Methodist Church is a historic church at 209 S. Walnut in Emmet, Arkansas. Built between 1917 & 1918, it is one of the few Akron Plan church buildings in the state, it is a fine local example of Colonial Revival architecture, its main entrance is highlighted by a curved portico supported by four columns topped with simple curved capitals. The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. and it serves a congregation, organized in 1855. The Emmet, First Methodist Church, Nevada County, was founded about 1855 as part of the Moscow Circuit of the Methodist Church, South, it was known as Bethel Church and the congregation met in a log structure that served as a schoolhouse. This continued until about 1880, when minister, Thomas J. Sage, led an effort to construct a church building. New church buildings were constructed in 1891 and in 1917; the 1917 church building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. In 1948, the congregation moved a white frame building alongside the church to serve as its fellowship hall.
The building had been used during World War II as "Hospital Building No. 325" at the United States Army's Southwestern Proving Ground, located in Hempstead County, just north of Hope. The building was designed by the firm of Howard, Tammen & Bergendoff and it was constructed by the'Callahan Construction Company' in 1941. National Register of Historic Places listings in Nevada County, Arkansas
Flagler Estates is an unincorporated community in Flagler and St. Johns counties in the U. S. state of Florida. It is located 8 mi southeast of Hastings; the Flagler County portion of Flagler Estates is part of the Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach, FL metropolitan statistical area, while the St. Johns County portion is part of the Jacksonville Metropolitan Statistical Area; as of May 2006, there were an estimated 1,500 families residing in Flagler Estates. Flagler Estates is located at 29°38′15″N 81°27′27″W; the Flagler Estates Road and Water Control District FERWCD encompasses 7,416 acres in the unincorporated areas of St. Johns County; the main entrance is onto Flagler Estates Boulevard. There are 6,181 acres of residential lots in Flagler Estates. Most lots are 1.13 acres excluding road easement. Although Flagler Estates cover a wide area, the nearest services are in Palatka, across the St. Johns River; the main river that flows through the central area is Deep Creek. 2.4 miles east of the area is Old Brick Road, a U.
S. National Register of Historic Place, it is located 12 miles east of Palatka. The area is known for its large lot sizes. Prior to January 2004, the FERWCD district was located in St. Johns counties; the Flagler County portion of the District was removed from the District Boundaries effective January 1, 2004. This de-annexation was codified in Laws of Florida. In the 2006 codification bill, lands owned by FERWCD north of the Ashley Outfall were added into the District; the current land-uses within the District boundaries are 1.25-acre residential. On the east side of the watershed, outside the District boundaries, the primary land-use is silviculture. On the west side of the watershed, outside the District boundaries, the primary land-use is agricultural. In the Flagler County portion of the watershed, the land-use is mixed between silviculture and wetland. In this area, about 60% of the land area could be classified as wetland; the Compound Palatka, Florida Hastings, Florida Forums, news, etc. Community News Site Official Flagler Estates Road and Water Control District Site