Feb. 27, 2018


Fun things I learned looking up pimpernels.

Emma Orczy's proper name is Emmuska.  How wonderfully Polish!

Pimpernels are 'minium-coloured'.  Turns out minium is the color of red lead ore.

Pimpernels also are poisonous.

Scarlet pimpernel is mentioned in the Tirukkural.  Its a classic Tamil text.  One of the greatest books ever written on ethics and morality.  And I had never heard of it!