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Re: R: Re: R: Re: Color associations

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Thursday, September 7, 2000, 12:32
On Thu, Sep 07, 2000 at 01:39:02PM +0200, Mangiat wrote:
> H. S. Teoh wrote:
> > Any clues as to why yellow was "reserved to the girls"? If it's something > > like red or pink, I'd understand, as that's basically a traditional thing; > > but yellow? I mean, I always thought yellow was like for royalty or > > something, nothing feminine about it. (Although my personal reason for > > liking yellow is 'cos it feels "lush", whatever that means.) > > Well, these is the complete chart (as I remeber it): > > RED, BLUE and GREEN: male and female
RED is both male and female???? Hmm, that's very strange. At least in *my* upbringing, red was distinctly, decidedly female. Even more so than pink, believe it or not. Not that I care, since I don't like red anyway! :-)
> > PINK, YELLOW, WHITE: female
Interesting. In my upbringing, white is the "neutral" color, whatever that means...
> > BLACK, PURPLE (?), BROWN: male (Uh-oh.. I terribly dislike all of these...: > (
[snip] Eek. I dislike all of those too. :-) But where did this color stereotype come from anyway? any history behind it, or is it just something passed on from generation to generation? T