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January 22nd, 2007

I've always had a problem with @ 10:10 am

Indigo...

So I've been tripping on colors lately, and what's kept bugging me was how in America we count seven distinct colors, including what we call 'indigo.' Between the other primary colors we only count one, between red and yellow we take note of orange, between yellow and blue we take note of green, but then between blue and red we note not just purple, but indigo. I figured it had to be a cultural thing, and it seems that I was right in that assumption. Below is a link that I though was fun and educational.
http://hypertextbook.com/physics/waves/color/
 
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From:tyrsalvia
Date:January 22nd, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
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I heard somewhere that in Chinese, there is no differentiation between green and blue, they're all just different shades of the "same color." This could be totally untrue, but it was a really interesting thought for me. I can see how this would go, I guess.
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From:carnivalia
Date:January 23rd, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
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I did a bit more research and was surprised to see how many cultures lacked names for colors that I consider to be essential. Then there are those who think of white as being the same a blue and so forth. Weird.
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From:southernpm
Date:January 22nd, 2007 07:38 pm (UTC)
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Bah! I think that you are just biased against the color. Indigoist.

Or you may just have indigobia.

either way you should seek treatment for this disturbing disoorder.
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From:veedub
Date:January 22nd, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
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you ain't been blue,
no, no, no,
you ain't been blue
till you've had that mood indigo...
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From:chemalfait
Date:January 23rd, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC)
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"My Name is Indigo Montoya, you keeeled my color, prepare to dye!!"
;-)
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From:carnivalia
Date:January 23rd, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
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That's so silly. Now I've been thinking of that line all morning.

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