July 08, 2012
...But in Japanese, vegetables are ao-mono, literally blue things. Green apples? Theyâ€™re blue too. As are the first leaves of spring, if you go by their Japanese name. In English, the term green is sometimes used to describe a novice, someone inexperienced. In Japanese, theyâ€™re ao-kusai, literally they â€˜smell of blueâ€™...
You know...I really ought to have caught that.
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I think that generally we in the west consider a rainbow to have five colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue). In Japan they think it's seven: red, orange, yellow, light green, dark green, blue, purple. (Your picture doesn't accurately represent either side...)
The inclusion of purple is strange, because purple isn't really a color. All the others can be represented by a single frequency of light, but there is no single frequency of light which looks purple.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sun Jul 8 18:49:27 2012 (+rSRq)
Also, I remember reading that it was DaVinci who proposed our division of the spectrum into 7 colors (not five). Remember the Mnemonic "Roy G. Biv" Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.
Posted by: Mauser at Sun Jul 8 21:36:13 2012 (cZPoz)
Your picture doesn't accurately represent either side
But it DOES accurately represent Hello Kitty riding a unicorn that is farting a rainbow and thus it is awesome.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Mon Jul 9 11:11:52 2012 (e9h6K)
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