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Mellow Yellow

Postby Jester » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:05 am

These Asian guys are hilarious

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdged78DO-I
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdged78DO-I[/youtube]

Funny thing is, this is exactly how I was raised

I'm not saying I'm Yellow on the inside

I'm saying that just maybe - my parents were
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Re: Mellow Yellow

Postby Zionosis » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:41 am

Never got why Caucasian people call Asians yellow. I see so many tanned Caucasian people that are closer to yellow or even many white people who look like a red color nearly.

White people are more like reddish pink people.

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Where as the east Asians are closer to milk color and usually don't have the red tinge Caucasian people have.

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If you are going by the pure color white and a color chart the east Asians are actually closer on average. lol.


That being said the south east Asians of course have the tan skin color. I wouldn't call it yellow though.

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Re: Mellow Yellow

Postby Jester » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:34 am

Serious answer to your question...

I believe the meaning of the word "yellow" has changed.

In the past it did not mean, and could not have meant, lemon-yellow.

Evidence:
One of the most famous phrases from American political history:
"I'd vote for a yellow dog before I'd vote for a Republican"

In other words, "yellow" used to refer to the tan color of a "tawny" dog.

I suspect that lemons were unknown in the USA until we expanded into Mexico, and damned rare until reefer cars were added to trains after 1900.

A "yellow" person, therefore, was of a skin color lighter than brown or black. Nothing to do with the color of lemons or French's mustard.

Quadroons, people of mixed race, 1/4 Black, were referred to as "Yellow" as well. Hence the Texas state song, about a superbly beautiful bargirl, "The Yellow Rose Of Texas".

Really.
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Re: Mellow Yellow

Postby S_Parc » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:48 am

Zionosis wrote:White people are more like reddish pink people.


Oh c'mon, it's obvious that many caucasians have a reddish or pinkish undertone. If they didn't, they'd be called an albino, which looks like a fairly sickly person ...

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If I don't wear a strong sunblock, I turn red as a lobster after being out in the sun for a number of hours. The albino above would probably be in a cancer ward w/o SPF 100+ lotion, along with a hat.
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