Re: Do you want a French "little" or a Dutch "little"? :))
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, June 4, 2002, 8:00|
En réponse à Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>:
> Funny that colour is brought up. Purple is my
> favourite colour, but I have a strong predilection for
Purple is also my favourite colour, but I don't like much blue-purples. And I
have endless arguments on the limit ("it's purple" says he. "No, it's dark
blue!" I reply :)) ). We have the same problem with dark blues and dark greens,
and with dark blues and black.
I don't like the colour red very much
> at all. So there are colours I call "purple" that
> other people call "blue"; conversely, there are other
> people's "purples" that I will adamantly classify as
> "magenta" or "burgundy" or some such.
My definition of "mauve" (I don't know if you have it in English too, if not
I'm talking French here :)) ) is entirely personal and has nothing to do with
the actual value the majority of people give to it. For most of them, "mauve"
is a kind of light purple. For me, it's a kind of pinky purple. I don't know
where I got that one, but I can't get rid of it. I just associate "mauve" with
it and nothing else.
Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.