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CHAT: Orange

From:Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 4, 2002, 7:10
> Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2002 07:21:49 +0100 > From: =?iso-8859-1?q?Jan=20van=20Steenbergen?= <ijzeren_jan@...>
> --- John Cowan wrote: > > Other examples: Polish "orange" covers fewer shades than English > > "orange".
> That's true. When I lived in Poland, I once made a remark to > somebody about "driving through the orange light". At first, the > person whom I spoke to didn't seem to understand what I was talking > about; in Poland, they call it "yellow".
Well... traffic lights go green, yellow, red, in Denmark too. Even though I'd call the color orange in many cases. That may be for pedagogical reasons: kids learn the cardinal colours first --- and traditional: I'm not sure the colour name orange was that well established when the first traffic lights went up (~1947), and calling it red-yellow would be asking for trouble. If the Dutch lights go red, orange, green, perhaps it's a national thing? Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)


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