Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The definition of PINK by Wikipedia

I decided to look up the work PINK on Wikipedia. It's fasinating all the information they have gatherd about the color. Here is some of the more interesting fact that I found......

Pink is a pale red color that was first recorded in the 17th century to describe the pale red flowers of pinks, flowering plants in the genus Dianthus. This color stands for beauty, grace and goodness. The color pink itself is a combination of red and white. Other tints of pink may be combinations of rose and white, magenta and white, or orange and white.

Pale pink. A light, desaturated shade of pink.

Pastel pink. In Western culture, pastel pink is used to symbolize baby girlsjust as baby blue is often used to symbolize baby boys.

Dark pink: A darker, desaturated shade of pink.

Shocking pink (also called neon pink) is bold and intense. Fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli popularized this color in 1936, naming it shocking pink; it was the color of the box her perfume called Shocking came in (the box was shaped like the torso of film star Mae West).

Pink in gender:
*In Western culture, the practice of assigning pink to an individual gender began in the 1920s. From then until the 1940s, pink was considered appropriate for boys because it was the more masculine and decided color while blue was considered appropriate for girls because it was the more delicate and dainty color. Since the 1940s, the societal norm apparently inverted so that pink became appropriate for girls and blue appropriate for boys, a practice that has continued into the 21st century.
*Though the color pink has sometimes been associated with gender stereotypes, some feminists have sought to reclaim it.

* It has been suggested that females prefer pink because of an evolutionary preference for reddish things like ripe fruits and healthy faces.

Pink in Sexuality
*Whereas Jewish people were forced to wear the yellow stars of David under Nazi rule, and Roma people were forced to wear a black triangle, men imprisoned on accusations of homosexuality or same-sex sexual activity were forced to wear a pink triangle. Nowadays, the pink triangle is often worn with pride.
*In Japan the color Cherry Blossom Pink is associated with a woman's vagina, and therefore, in Japan, softcore pornographic films are called pin movies.

*Pink is a line of loungeware clothing carried by Victoria's Secret.

*Pink shirts are now popular throughout Western Civilization, but were not always so. They were once seen as a camp or even homosexual color.

*Pretty In Pink has the color named in the title
*In the film, Freaky Friday, Linsday Lohan's character is in a band called "Pink Slip"
*The Pink Panther is a popular cartoon character.
*Pink Ladies was the name of Betty Rizzo's gang in the film, Grease (film).

*In the pink is an English idiomatic expression for in good condition or in good health.

*P!nk is an American singer-songwriter whose real name is Alecia Moore.
*"Pink" is a song by Aerosmith.
*Under The Pink is an album by Tori Amos.
*Pink Floyd is a British progressive rock band.
*"Think Pink!" is a song from Funny Face.
*Elvis Presley owned what is the most famous Pink Cadillac in the world.

*It has been asserted that people with pink auras are those who strongly desire romantic relationships.

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