Nude

Discussion in 'threads and dreads' started by Mation, May 6, 2014.

  1. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

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    These shoes in particular have annoyed me today, or rather Clark's have.

    It's ridiculous to call this colour nude. It's not. Not unless this particular shoe were to come in several shades, each called nude. That would, undoubtedly, be silly. So stop fucking calling shades 'nude' that are clearly only (an approximation of, obviously) nude for a limited number of people. My skin is medium brown. Pale pinkish beige is not nude on me or billions of other people.

    There. I've said it. :)
     
  2. RedDragon

    RedDragon "I am not one of your fans!"

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  3. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    I'm more concerned at how a colour similar to aged plumbing plastic became all the rage?
     
  4. cesare

    cesare don't mourn, organise!

  5. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    I think it was one of the parasites, wearing something, er, somewhere... Yes, I'm sure of it :D
     
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  6. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    What's that?
     
  7. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    I was about to admonish Games Workshop for their monochromatic "flesh" coloured model paint but I see that they now supply a full range :)
     
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  8. RedDragon

    RedDragon "I am not one of your fans!"

    It's a skin tone colour chart - and can double up as a fan. :D
     
  9. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    Ah yes, I can see the fan now.

    It's a bit rubbish as a chart though - doesn't start of nearly dark enough and the right hand side seems to be suspiciously well-represented!

    (Not blaming you)

    (Unless you made it :mad:)
     
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  10. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    This one doesn't bother me so much. It's like 'sky blue'. The sky can be lots of different shades of blue. It even varies at different times of the day. But still, they have 'sky blue'.

    I agree with the poster above, though: I think it's more disturbing that anyone actually considers it a good idea to own anything made of that 'nude' color.:(
     
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  11. Thora

    Thora Differently Ethical

    The funny thing is, people wearing these:
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    usually have skin this colour:
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  12. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    Sure, but to me that doesn't apply because nude (in this context) refers to flesh tones and therefore excludes me. The fashion is for wearing shoes or whatever that blend in with your skin tone.

    My guess is there are many more things marketed for women that come in 'nude', so perhaps you don't see the exclusive nomenclature as much.

    edited for clarity.
     
  13. RedDragon

    RedDragon "I am not one of your fans!"

    It's an art work
    A bunch of pictures here Pierre David
     
  14. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    I don't live in Mars: I'm quite aware of the nomenclature. Also, I've had a female spouse and female offspring for quite some time now. :)
     
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  15. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    yeah, it started being used in this context afaia around the time i was writing the blog, and i caught myself using it at the time... and realised it was pretty rude. But despite being resolved not to use it since, i do still hear it all the time. it's just really arrogant and unthinking.

    What we need is a better, nicer-sounding, sexier word for beige.
     
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  16. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Which parasites - There seem to be so many these days? :(
     
  17. felixthecat

    felixthecat are we there yet?

    Exactly. Because that's what it really is - it's BEIGE.

    Nude my arse:rolleyes::mad:
     
  18. Yu_Gi_Oh

    Yu_Gi_Oh 天天好心情

    I really like the colour, and shoes/nails/other things in it; but I am aware that it is a deeply exclusionary word. I think it's too pinky to be beige, which I think of as creamier/greyer*, and I would strongly support the introduction of a new word for it.

    *Not saying my idea of beige is widely accepted, just what I think of when I hear the word.
     
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  19. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    It's the latest version of 'skin coloured plasters', 'blush' and 'fleshtone underwear' etc. They should've learned by now.
     
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  20. dessiato

    dessiato Looking for my shopping trolley

    Nice shoes though.
     
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  21. RedDragon

    RedDragon "I am not one of your fans!"

    I've always found comfort in the word 'beige' and oddly reassured by 'vanilla' :D
     
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  22. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    right, we need a new word for this:

    All I can think is 'creamed rice', which probably isn't going to take off.

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  23. Yu_Gi_Oh

    Yu_Gi_Oh 天天好心情

    It's somewhere between peach and pink imo. :hmm: Pinkch? Peak? :oops:
     
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  24. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    nah - not enough red tone for either pink or peach. yellowier than both.
     
  25. weepiper

    weepiper Jock under the bed

    creme caramel.
     
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  26. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Sewer pipe will do for me, or "Marley" (as in extrusions) perhaps?

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    :D
     
  27. polly

    polly Well-Known Member

    You'd think. In the 1980s my best friend and I wrote a letter to Crayola complaining about their 'flesh' coloured crayons - I am milk coloured, she toasted hazelnut. (They never replied :mad: ) It's one of those seemingly small things that reveals a widespread, generally unchallenged tendency to think that white is the default skin colour.
     
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  28. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    And the tone of my skin colour will depend on the recent weather and how much gardening I have been doing !
     
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  29. Looby

    Looby Well-Known Member

    I'm ashamed to say it has never occurred to me but it's obvious now I think about it.

    I'm also upset that everyone seems to hate the colour of my new pumps. ;)
     
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  30. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    That's butterscotch, for sure!
     
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