Friday, August 18, 2006

Let's talk Pink

In the fashion circuit today, they say Pink is the new Black. The color pink has acquired a lot of popularity and acceptance in the recent past, surprisingly even among men !!! "Men in pink" is the happening thing these days. Pink has always been my personal favorite(a very Venus thing I must say) and hence I am happy to see it getting the recognition it deserves :))

Today, I decided to dig more into this color and what it portrays. Here are some interesting facts about the color pink, which I picked up from Wikipedia and some other sites.

- "Pink" was not a color word known to Shakespeare. He used words like "light red" to describe pink.

- The color pink is now associated with womanhood, just like blue is associated with boys and manhood.

- While the west typically refers to adult films as "blue movies", in Japan these films are often called "pink movies".

- In Catholicism, pink symbolizes joy and happiness.

- Pink, along with red, is traditionally used on maps for territory ruled by the British Empire or for members of the Commonwealth of Nations.

- Pink, being a 'watered-down' red, is sometimes used in a derogatory way to describe a watered-down socialist ('Pinko').

- "Paint the Town Pink" a phrase that arose in the 1950s reflecting its influence on fashion and design and the popularity of pastel colours.

- Pink is the color of the Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon. Breast cancer is a leading killer of women, and pink was chosen partially because it is so strongly associated with femininity

- Pink, is also associated with gays, lesbians, and bisexuals, often in the form of a pink triangle. In Britain, Pink News is a leading gay newspaper and online news service. In business, 'the pink pound' or 'pink dollar' refers to the spending power of the GLBT community.

- Similiar to white collar, there is a term Pink collar, which refers to female office worker (sometimes used in a derogatory manner).

Quite interesting, isn't it? Never knew these shades of pink before :))


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karthikeyan said...

hmmm. if you keep on blogging without any work you may get

'pink slip' :)

Anonymous said...

Dai Karthi,

Yenna super comment :-)


Venkat said...

you forgot to mention the Aerosmith number :"Pink"..

Rajni said...


If I happen to get a "pink slip", I guess I will have to goto one of the "Pink Slip Parties" to find myself another job :))

Cool idea isn't it??