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Re: watercolor names

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PrimaryE_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Wed Nov 29 2000 - 16:45:46 PST


In a message dated 11/28/00 6:56:05 PM Eastern Standard Time,
whest177@wheatstate.com writes:

<< Personally, I have my own theory on where names for colors come from (it
involves a dark, secretive room, a bouncer gaurding the door, and alot
of illegal activities going on...)*Just kidding! Nov00FINAL Has anyone painted
their house lately or read the names on some of Crayola's crayons
(exactly what color is "Grandma's Perfume" anyway?). Someone has a good
time naming them!
~Michal
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Michael,
I totally agree with you. Years ago I worked for a textile company where
I designed fabrics. Colors were sent to us each year from the yarn
manufacturers and from those who decide on next years colors. The names for
colors were made up. How many times can one say blue or red or yellow! But I
am now wondering where the name Hooker came from. If I were to guess, it may
be someone's name.
According to Webster's.....Hooker (noun) means:
1. a one masted
fishing boat used on the
English and
Irish coasts
2. one that hooks
3. drink of scotch
4. prostitute
Anyway, Hookers Green is a must.
Eileen