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    Is 'shocking pink' a popular phrase in western countries?
    Thank you so much.

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    Default Re: shocking pink

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Is 'shocking pink' a popular phrase in western countries?
    Thank you so much.
    It's sometimes used to describe a shade of the colour pink.

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    Default Re: shocking pink

    Reasonably so. More in the 80s than now. Hot pink is another way to say it.

    My bridesmaids wore it. They have all since forgiven me.
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    Default Re: shocking pink

    Here are some images in shocking pink:

    (Prepare to be dazzled.)

    shocking pink - Google Search

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Here are some images in shocking pink:

    (Prepare to be dazzled.)

    shocking pink - Google Search

    Rover
    Thank you, Rover.
    After viewing the pics, I would say 'shocking' is not enough, I shall use 'lurid'

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    Default Re: shocking pink

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Is 'shocking pink' a popular phrase in western countries?
    Thank you so much.

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    Panicmonger,


    Here is a cultural note that may interest you.

    In the United States, most males avoid being associated

    with the color pink.

    For example, most men would never wear a pink shirt.

    If they did, some unkind people would whisper that they

    liked romantic attachments only with their own gender.


    Thank you
    Last edited by TheParser; 22-Dec-2010 at 16:47. Reason: change in tense

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    Default Re: shocking pink

    "Shocking pink" or "fluorescent pink" are both commonly used to describe that blinding shade of pink. (Barb, we need to see pictures of those dresses!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
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    Panicmonger,


    Here is a cultural note that may interest you.

    In the United States, most males avoid being associated

    with the color pink.

    For example, most men would never wear a pink shirt.

    If they did, some unkind people would whisper that they

    liked romantic attachments only with their own gender.


    Thank you
    In eastern countries, a man wearing a pink shirt will be called sissy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    "Shocking pink" or "fluorescent pink" are both commonly used to describe that blinding shade of pink. (Barb, we need to see pictures of those dresses!)
    It was 1990. That was ALMOST the 80s. They looked nice with the black tuxedos, though!
    Here's the crazy thing - my sister was able to borrow her dress because a friend of hers wore the exact same dress for a different wedding. I was not the only bride loony enough to want them. (My iPod is full of 80s music too. I'm stuck there.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    I hope the black tuxedos were set off with suitably floppy fringes to do justice to the pink.

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