DailyDirt: Bullet The Blue

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When people talk about colorful language, they're usually referring to foul language. But more literally, words for colors in our language(s) can affect how we perceive and react to colors. The word for blue is particularly interesting due to its surprisingly infrequent use in older texts. Here are just a few links relating colors and words. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.


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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 15th, 2012 @ 5:34pm

    maybe we should just refer to colors by their wavelengths

    remove all the ambiguity of language and just go with numbers.

    That's a nice shade of 650nm....

     

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    Isaac the k (profile), Nov 15th, 2012 @ 8:10pm

    Re: maybe we should just refer to colors by their wavelengths

    By definition, you can't have shades within a single wavelength. :-) sorry.
    The closest you can get is chroma.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 15th, 2012 @ 8:32pm

    And Glasgow means blue grass

     

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    Shadow Dragon (profile), Nov 15th, 2012 @ 8:56pm


    蓝色 藍色
    Синий
    Azul
    Blau

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 15th, 2012 @ 9:38pm

    Re: Glasgow

    Glasgow refers to neither blue nor grass. Glas is green in gaelic, Gorm would be blue. The etymology of Glasgow would be approximately Green Hollow or similar.

     

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    Pixelation, Nov 15th, 2012 @ 10:18pm

    "Ancient greeks wouldn't have described the sky as blue...."

    Duh, if you've seen the old movies, everything was black and white back then.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 16th, 2012 @ 3:40am

    There are fifty shades of grey...or so I've heard.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 16th, 2012 @ 3:45am

    Russian, blue. Reminds me of Prussian Blue. Lynx and Lamb, gone from racists to dopeheads. A shame, too, because they're hot.

     

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