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Heroes Community > Tavern of the Rising Sun > Thread: The Colour Blue
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artu
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posted January 03, 2017 12:59 PM
Edited by artu at 13:00, 03 Jan 2017.

alcibiades said:
Know the story about how in Greenland, there are 50 different words for (different types of) snow?

In danish, we have perhaps two or three words for types of snow. To a person from Greenland, it may seem puzzling that we don't recognize the other 47 types of snow.

Oh, this example was never so much fun since in Heroes Community, snow usually means anything but snow! I'm almost conditioned to read it as something else, maybe you should have gone with "some African tribes have 20 names for a spear head."
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posted January 03, 2017 01:53 PM

artu said:
alcibiades said:
Know the story about how in Greenland, there are 50 different words for (different types of) snow?

In danish, we have perhaps two or three words for types of snow. To a person from Greenland, it may seem puzzling that we don't recognize the other 47 types of snow.

Oh, this example was never so much fun since in Heroes Community, snow usually means anything but snow! I'm almost conditioned to read it as something else, maybe you should have gone with "some African tribes have 20 names for a spear head."

I honestly didn't even give that a thought.

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posted January 03, 2017 04:53 PM
Edited by Blizzardboy at 17:07, 03 Jan 2017.

I only have one name for snow, but I guess depending on how it comes out of you, you could make 50 different names. Why Greenlanders (Greenlandic? Greenlandese? Greenlandian?) are so advanced with snow is beyond me.
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posted January 03, 2017 05:03 PM

In the version I read, it was specifically the Eskimos who had many many many names for snow, and considering they have to deal with many different states of it in terms of intensity and condition, it makes perfect sense. They used or avoided different states of snow in daily life, so they had to specify what kind of snow they were talking about.

It's like fred knowing all types gun models while I just call them rifle, machine gun, shotgun and hand-gun.
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posted January 03, 2017 07:10 PM

Indeed as stated above, they have different names for different types of snow because they analyzed their environment deeply through generations in order to survive and thrive. Just like the Himba have different names for green's shades because they live in a relationship with nature where your have to distinguish them, possible in order to know plants you're dealing with, snakes... etc.
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posted January 03, 2017 11:19 PM

In other words, blue is very rare in nature, like we originally said.

Is there even a single fruit or vegetable that is blue? Even blueberries lean on the purple side.
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posted January 03, 2017 11:30 PM

Blizzardboy said:
In other words, blue is very rare in nature, like we originally said.

Is there even a single fruit or vegetable that is blue? Even blueberries lean on the purple side.

Blue flowers? Blue butterflies? Blue birds? Blue fish?

Anyway, with regards to berries, apart from blueberries - which are in fact rather blue - there are also some other berries like these, not sure what their name is in english (you don't eat them either). https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2014/02/27/16/08/berries-275935_960_720.jpg But not bright blue as we see with flowers and animals.

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posted January 04, 2017 12:02 AM
Edited by Blizzardboy at 00:05, 04 Jan 2017.

Which is all small compared to any other color. Purple is pretty rare too but there are a lot of purple things to eat: grapes, eggplant, corn, potatoes, various berries, carrots, cabbage, etc. Once mollusk ink was discovered purple cloth would have been gradually sold and distributed from Europe to China. I'm not sure if they had a dye for blue?
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posted January 04, 2017 12:11 AM

Blizzardboy said:
I'm not sure if they had a dye for blue?


smurfs weren't discovered until the 1980's. before that, they had to synthetically produce blue coloring using moldy blue cheese chunks. which took forever, of course. those blue chunks don't make up the bulk of the cheese. as you know.

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posted January 04, 2017 01:12 AM

This is actually a good example, we don't call blue-cheese that, we call it moldy cheese. The other day, when there was a thread about it here, at first, I was surprised to learn you call it blue-cheese because if you'd ask me before that, I'd definitely describe mold as green, not blue. But once I learned moldy cheese was also called blue cheese in English, I was like "well, it can be seen as blue or green I guess, it's that tone in between."
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posted January 04, 2017 04:01 AM

Everything is better when it's blue. Blue like my car. Blue like my girlfriend.
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posted January 04, 2017 04:53 AM

Blizzardboy said:
Everything is better when it's blue. Blue like my car. Blue like my girlfriend.


dude, there's a reason why safewords are used. and a reason why panty/ball gags(or choking, for that matter) don't always work out. you have to be able to SAY the safeword.



artu said:
This is actually a good example


of course it's a good example. i wrote it, didn't i? and this IS the osm.

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posted January 04, 2017 09:03 AM

Blizzardboy said:
Everything is better when it's blue. Blue like my car. Blue like my girlfriend.

Like this?

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posted January 04, 2017 01:07 PM

fred79 said:
smurfs weren't discovered until the 1980's. before that, they had to synthetically produce blue coloring using moldy blue cheese chunks. which took forever, of course. those blue chunks don't make up the bulk of the cheese. as you know.


Well USA used to employ blue butterflies for the ink of their dollars if I'm not mistaken, in early 1900s.

And even if blue "exists" today in nature, as I said it's still pretty rare compared to the rest of the colors, it was even rarer then than now. A fascinating color that is.

@Alcibiades: I was about to post it too. ^^
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posted March 01, 2017 09:20 AM

This Picture Has No Red Pixels—So Why Do The Strawberries Still Look Red?

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