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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Colourful language: a rant.

So, tell me: what colour is this?

Red Metal

Did anyone out there say Gypsy Blush? 

Carnival Fantasy?

Rich Rose?

Passion Glow?

No?

You mean you went with red?

Well, all I can say is that I do wish the people who write catalogues would follow your example.

Geranium. What colour is that? Red? Pink? Orange? Because you can't always be sure from the picture.

Sea Mist: grey? Blue? Turquoise?

Evening Hills: green? Blue? Mauve? Sly-blue flipping pink?

Look, just stick some useful signal - like the actual colour - under the picture, okay?

Carnival Fantasy Pink, for example.

And then we won't plan to wear it with our scarlet heels.

Okay?

Word To Use Today: red. This word came to us all the way through the whole of Europe from the Sanskrit word rohita.

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