Fun with colors 1

xkcd did a survey of what people called different colors and has now posted the results. It’s all pretty funny, for a variety of reasons, so you should read the post.

I was actually surprised that there wasn’t really that much of a difference between what men and women called the various colors. And that there was some consensus between the genders regarding “teal.” Because let me tell you, maybe my X chromosomes are faulty, but I have no clue what the hell kind of color “teal” actually is.

What I was most amused by, however, was the giant list of all the various colors, and the most frequent names given for them: Color table here. A lot of it is fairly ho-hum, but as you scroll down, you’ll find some real gems, like “blurple.” Also, “puke,” “ugly brown,” “bland,” “poo,” “windows blue” and “bile.”

One comment on “Fun with colors

  1. Reply Emily May 4,2010 23:10

    teal: pantone 329

    or, if you prefer hex: 008080

    yay pedantry! =)

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