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    Colour

    Dear ALL,

    Two questions for today:-

    Q1 :-

    If someone said this sentence, do you think he/she is complaning another people?

    "I could give you a red card for chastising but I'm just way too nice "

    Q2 :-

    An old song from Crystal Gayle "Don't it make my brown eyes blue"
    What is the meaning of "make my brown eyes blue"?


    I know blue mood means not happy.

    Does anyone tell me more about color in English?
    Last edited by cmlg38542006; 12-Nov-2008 at 08:16.


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    Re: Colour

    Quote Originally Posted by cmlg38542006 View Post
    Dear ALL,

    Two questions for today:-

    Q1 :-

    If someone said this sentence, do you think he/she is complaning another people?

    "I could give you a red card for chastising but I'm just way too nice "

    A red card is what the referee shows when chastising a player in a football game. This person is saying that he/she disapproves of something but this time will take no action.
    Q2 :-

    An old song from Crystal Gayle "Don't it make my brown eyes blue"
    What is the meaning of "make my brown eyes blue"?



    I know blue mood means not happy.

    "blue" is often linked to feeling/being sad
    . The singer has brown eyes, and is feeling sad as her lover has found a new girl.
    Can anyone tell me more about color in English? A highly complex topic. See here for colour symbolism: COLOUR SYMBOLISM

    and here: Blue Color Meaning - Colors That Go with Blue and The Meaning of the Color Blue
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    Red face Re: Colour

    Anglika, Thank you

    I look up in the Oxford dictionary and found that


    red is an informal form means become very angry.

    Can I write as below?

    I'm red with your typing error, my handwriting is "born" not "bone".

    yellow is an informal form of easily frightened.

    Can I write as below?

    Why you don't switch off the main power supply? You are yellow, let me do it for you.

    I also want to learn idioms related to colour as I found not many idioms in Oxford Advanced Learner's dictionary.

    Can any one help?

    Thanks in advance


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    Re: Colour

    Quote Originally Posted by cmlg38542006 View Post
    Anglika, Thank you

    I look up in the Oxford dictionary and found that


    red is an informal form means become very angry.

    Can I write as below? You need a qualification:

    I'm red with anger with your typing error. I wrote "born" not "bone".

    yellow is an informal form of easily frightened More specific than that = cowardly.

    Can I write as below? Not really. "Are you so yellow that you cannot go into a field of cows?" = are you such a coward that you won't face a harmless animal.

    Why you don't switch off the main power supply? You are yellow, let me do it for you.

    I also want to learn idioms related to colour as I found not many idioms in Oxford Advanced Learner's dictionary. Have a look here:
    Idiom Category: Colours - UsingEnglish.com


    Can any one help?

    Thanks in advance
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