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Who thought of the word colour?

Asked by JasonH (107points) May 29th, 2008

who said red is red and black is black so forth….and why?

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whatthefluther's avatar

Its derived from the Latin word “color”. I don’t know how to find the etymology of the Latin word.

marinelife's avatar

As this article points out the words for colors have different meanings to different cultures and at different times in history.

One thing to keep in mind is that we have no way of knowing if what you call red is the same thing I call red. What if the colors vary through our eyes like they do on computer screens?

JasonH's avatar

yes. im color blind in 1 eye and when i see blue with 1 eye the other see’s at as we call purple.

Spargett's avatar

The real question is who decided to name the fruit “orange”, orange.

shockvalue's avatar

I wish banana were a colour…

JasonH's avatar

its just such a wondering thought, ya know whats scary is AIR you cant see it you cant smell it only Feel it!! aaaaah

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