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9th Jul '17 3:17:14 PM bfunc
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** The Missouri University of Science and Technology does. Their school colors are gold and silver, not yellow and white or grey. Of course, the school started off as the Missouri School of Mines, and the team's name is still the Miners (or Lady Miners for some of the female sports).
9th Jul '17 2:41:17 PM bfunc
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*** In the comic industry itself "Graphic Novel" is a term of art that strongly implies that the book is considerably thicker (and with a ''much'' heavier cover) than a comic book. They're also generally printed on a considerably better grade of paper (whiter and heavier) than pre-1980s comic books usually were, and perfect-bound rather than being simply folded and stapled.
9th Jul '17 2:23:12 PM bfunc
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*** Here is a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SGI_Indigo#/media/File:SGI-indigo-front.jpg picture of the SGI Indigo]] workstation, explicitly named after the color, which is reasonably close to the same color as the original Gamecube.
9th Jul '17 1:14:04 PM bfunc
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*** Especially visible when the "full dress" uniform is worn; those are of a shiny fabric which is ''definitely'' greenish, even on film.
8th Jul '17 10:35:02 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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** That's due to heraldic custom. In heraldry, yellow/gold and white/silver are considered equivalent and as such often called by the metallic "or"/gold and "argent"/silver, whether or not they're actually supposed to represent gold and silver. That said, this trope is very likely why yellow is called "gold" while nobody refers to the color white on team uniforms as "silver".

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** That's due to heraldic custom. In heraldry, yellow/gold and white/silver are considered equivalent and as such often called by the metallic "or"/gold and "argent"/silver, whether or not they're actually supposed to represent gold and silver. That said, this trope is very likely why only yellow is called "gold" while gets this treatment (i.e. nobody refers to the color white on team uniforms as "silver"."silver").
8th Jul '17 10:32:55 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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** That's due to heraldic custom. In heraldry, yellow/gold and white/silver are considered equivalent and as such often called by the metallic "or"/gold and "argent"/silver, whether or not they're actually supposed to represent gold and silver.

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** That's due to heraldic custom. In heraldry, yellow/gold and white/silver are considered equivalent and as such often called by the metallic "or"/gold and "argent"/silver, whether or not they're actually supposed to represent gold and silver. That said, this trope is very likely why yellow is called "gold" while nobody refers to the color white on team uniforms as "silver".
8th Jul '17 10:22:23 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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** This also goes for "whipped cream chargers." Not to say that these [=N2O=] canisters aren't used for culinary purposes or that stoners never enjoy some whipped cream, but the chargers are constantly advertised in stoner rags, and most folks probably ''don't'' feel like making the stuff from scratch when they're getting high on Nitrous Oxide.

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** This also goes for "whipped cream chargers." Not to say that these [=N2O=] canisters aren't used for culinary purposes or that stoners never enjoy some whipped cream, but the chargers are constantly advertised in stoner rags, and most folks probably ''don't'' feel like making the stuff from scratch when they're getting high on busy chasing a Nitrous Oxide.Oxide high.
22nd Jun '17 12:36:52 PM abscake
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* Much of the plot of ''Manga/MyLesbianExperienceWithLoneliness'' revolves around the author's first time visiting a brothel, though in it's early web-publication, she referred to sex in very clinical words. Comments on this were so widespread that she not only changed this, but acknowledged the terminology switch in the print version.
17th Jun '17 2:24:43 PM nombretomado
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** {{Wikipedia}} ends up playing it straight by calling the colour "golden ochre". [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London,_Brighton_and_South_Coast_Railway#Liveries Judge for yourselves.]]

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** {{Wikipedia}} Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} ends up playing it straight by calling the colour "golden ochre". [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London,_Brighton_and_South_Coast_Railway#Liveries Judge for yourselves.]]
17th Jun '17 2:01:56 PM Ulkomaalainen
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** On a similar note, the flag of UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} is black-red-''gold'' (''Schwarz-Rot-Gold'' in German), and not black-red-yellow (''Schwarz-Rot-Gelb''), despite the lower band being very clearly a dark shade of yellow. This is for political reasons; conservatives, monarchists, and far-right groups (including neo-Nazis) used ''Schwarz-Rot-Gelb'', as well as ''Schwarz-Rot-Senf'' (black-red-mustard) and ''Schwarz-Rot-Scheiße'' (black-red-shit) to insult it (the flag is associated with liberal/democratic visions of Germany, as opposed to the black-white-red of UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany and UsefulNotes/NaziGermany). It got to the point where calling the flag "black-red-yellow" became a ''federal offense'' in Germany on account of its associations with Nazis and their PropagandaMachine. As a result, to quote a prominent vexillologist, "The German colors are black-red-yellow, but they are called black-red-gold."

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** On a similar note, the flag of UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} is black-red-''gold'' (''Schwarz-Rot-Gold'' in German), and not black-red-yellow (''Schwarz-Rot-Gelb''), despite the lower band being very clearly a dark shade of yellow. This is not only because of the heraldic color scheme but also for political reasons; after the beginning of the Weimar Republic, conservatives, monarchists, and far-right groups (including neo-Nazis) used ''Schwarz-Rot-Gelb'', as well as ''Schwarz-Rot-Senf'' (black-red-mustard) and ''Schwarz-Rot-Scheiße'' (black-red-shit) to insult it (the flag is associated with liberal/democratic visions of Germany, as opposed to the black-white-red of UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany and UsefulNotes/NaziGermany). It got to the point where calling the flag "black-red-yellow" became a ''federal offense'' in Germany on account of its associations with Nazis and their PropagandaMachine. As a result, to quote a prominent vexillologist, "The German colors are black-red-yellow, but they are called black-red-gold."
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