Chuffed to have a very
hidden new talent...
Congrats to be amongst the happy few!
The evolution of colour words in language was the most interesting bit for me
I think that the article’s title is very misleading.
And there are a few mistakes too. The Greek did have the word kuaneos (‘dark blue’), which gave the word 'cyan' in English (and French) in the late 19th century. But I do not know in what year this word appeared compared to the writing of 'the Iliad and the Odyssey'.
What interested me in this article is also more the linguistic aspect than the scientific one. Though it is extremely disturbing to realise that the way we see the world is sometimes somewhat of an illusion, a product of a trick played on us by our own brain.
JE, I'm blaming you
I accept the blame with joy as I haven't read you for months on this forum!
As for wasting too much time by clicking on links and more links and more links, I have resolved this problem by taking the habit of pasting websites’ addresses of articles I wish to read and videos I wish to watch in word documents in folders ‘to be read ‘ or ‘to be watched’… Now, I have no idea when I will be able to read or watch all the documents accumulated in these folders. Ideally during the summer… but the time to do that might never come up!
But it is agreeable to have the feeling of not missing something by keeping it for later, even if 'later' does not materialise