History UsefulNotes / GreenIsBlue

24th Dec '16 7:11:39 PM Trueman001
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** Traffic signals on London's Croydon Tramlink bypass this problem by using a white | for "go" and a white -- for "stop". The rarely-seen "caution" signal (usually only seen where the trams run along the public roadway and thus have their signal mounted below a standard traffic light) is a white + with arms that are much shorter than those of the other two signals.
24th Dec '16 7:05:21 PM Trueman001
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* To add to the confusion, the "green" light in U.S. traffic signals is deliberately mixed with a strong component of blue, to assist people with red-green colour blindness to distinguish between "stop" and "go" at a distance.

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* To add to the confusion, the "green" light in U.S. traffic signals is deliberately mixed with a strong component of blue, to assist people with red-green colour blindness to distinguish between "stop" and "go" at a distance.distance.
** When experimental traffic signals which used an X as the "go" signal were tried out in London in 1967, the X was made white rather than green. Presumably both these measures were to assist colour-blind motorists; but they caused more confusion than they prevented.
* Heraldic tincture names (such as Azure for blue) are always spelled with a capital intital letter, so as to distinguish "Or" (the metal) from "or" (the conjunction).
24th Dec '16 6:57:23 PM Trueman001
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24th Dec '16 6:57:21 PM Trueman001
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* While the the color cyan obviously has its own name in English, its more commonly referred to as light blue in English and most languages. This is odd as, from a physical standpoint, cyan, a secondary color, is as distinct from true blue as magenta (pink) is from blue.

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* While the the color cyan obviously has its own name in English, its more commonly referred to as light blue in English and most languages. This is odd as, from a physical standpoint, cyan, a secondary color, cyan (midway between green and blue) is as distinct from true blue as magenta (pink) (midway between blue and red) is from blue.
24th Dec '16 7:33:37 AM Owlorange1995
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* The "Red Eye" meteor from WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse is mostly colored orange, with only the pupil of the eye actually being red.
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21st Dec '16 2:57:33 AM Trueman001
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* The coin-op ''Super Locomotive'' has blue go signals.
18th Dec '16 11:47:26 AM JakesBrain
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** Some of the oldest words for non-primary colors surviving from Old English -- dun, grey, fallow, etc. -- seem to be meant to distinguish the different colors of animal pelts or hides.
23rd Nov '16 1:46:52 PM eroock
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->The strands in your eyes / They color them wonderful
->-Edwin [=McCain=], ''I'll Be''

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->The ->''"The strands in your eyes / They eyes\\
That
color them wonderful
->-Edwin
wonderful."''
-->-- Edwin
[=McCain=], ''I'll Be''
"I'll Be"
20th Oct '16 12:16:03 PM pinkdalek
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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIIRemake'', Cloud, who has been blue-eyed in every one of his other appearances and described as such in the text of the original game, has green eyes.
30th Jun '16 10:46:52 AM Quanyails
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* While the the color cyan obviously has its own name in English, its more commonly referred to as lite blue in English and most languages[[note]] . This is odd as, from a physical standpoint, cyan, a secondary color, is as distinct from true blue as magenta (pink) is from blue.

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* While the the color cyan obviously has its own name in English, its more commonly referred to as lite light blue in English and most languages[[note]] .languages. This is odd as, from a physical standpoint, cyan, a secondary color, is as distinct from true blue as magenta (pink) is from blue.
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