Tuesday, July 24, 2007

a brief history of the color red

I found this very amusing.


Amanda said...

Linguistically speaking, if a language only has two words to describe colors (you know, some languages have 100 words for 'snow,' etc.), those words will mean something like "light" and "dark."

If a language is going to have a third color word, that color will mean something like "red."

Aaaand I thought you'd find that interesting. The end.

Bug said...

Wow ... so "what's black and white and red all over?" actually can be answered with "Languages, bitches. Language."