Culture générale

Blue is the new green

un article aussi intéressant que long sur les couleurs et plus particulièrement leur distinction qui est liée a leur apparition dans le langage.

Spectral Rhythm. Screen Print by Scott Campbell.

In Japan, people often refer to traffic lights as being blue in color. And this is a bit odd, because the traffic signal indicating ‘go’ in Japan is just as green as it is anywhere else in the world. So why is the color getting lost in translation? This visual conundrum has its roots in the history of language.