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

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Thursday, September 7, 2000, 19:07
H. S. Teoh wrote:

> > 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! :-)
Yes, I'm quite sure of this, but I asked my younger sister and she doesn't know exactly. Oh well, at least 12 years have passed, and I haven't been worrying about colours all the time : )
> > > > PINK, YELLOW, WHITE: female > > Interesting. In my upbringing, white is the "neutral" color, whatever that > means...
Yup. Anyway there wasn't anyone who chose white as favcolour. It was interpreted as 'non-colour', methinks.
> > > > BLACK, PURPLE (?), BROWN: male (Uh-oh.. I terribly dislike all of
> > ( > [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?
Sincerely, I do not know! Probably it's a background of the local culture children learn very quickly, being their main ways to contact the world around eyes and ears. Luca