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There's a tune by the avant garde British band 'The Fall' (yes,
pretentiously after Camus) called IIRC 'curious orange' or at least has that
in the lyrics....
I dunno- selfish genes, curious fruit, whatever silly ideas will people come
up with next ?
> From: Wade T.Smith
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> On Tuesday, February 19, 2002, at 10:39 , Grant Callaghan wrote:
> > The color yellow, for instance, does not imply cowardice in Chinese as
> > it does in English. But it does have connotations of sex, just as it
> > does for us.
> I remember a film called 'I am curious, yellow', but I didn't see it,
> and I never did know why 'yellow'. So, why? I don't think it's a usanian
> connotation, at least it's not one I've ever encountered. In fact, I'm
> hard pressed to find _any_ color that has a direct sexual connotation,
> with the possible exception of red, as in 'red-light district'.
> Interestingly, there is a new musical theatre piece called 'Contact',
> which has a strongly sexual episode with a character known only as the
> 'Girl in the Yellow Dress'. I've read some reviews, but nothing I've
> read ever remarked upon any direct connotative device being utilized,
> only that the dress' color contrasts vividly with the rest of the
> characters' outfits and the stage setting itself.
> So, what and why yellow? Or, has it happened that yet another facet of
> sex passed me by?
> - Wade
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