Sunday, October 03, 2010

Why the name?

 I have "strange" thoughts or trains of thoughts and questions at times!

Doing something with different colours yesterday, I got to thinking.....
why is the colour Red called red, or Brown  brown, why is Green called green - infact why are any of the colours called the names they are?   Why isn`t yellow called blue or blue called purple??   Who decided what colour should be named what it is?

Ok, maybe you`ll say that brown stems from an old Latin, Roman, Egyptian or some other derivative-maybe for the colour of earth - but then who decided that earth should be called earth?.... and so it goes on.......

Why is anything called what it is - who was the very first person to name them???

2 comments:

Bahar said...

you'll just get more confused if you continue thinking about these things...
I believe names come after the power...maybe a king or I don't know something like this...
like now that any new thing invented is called after it's inventor or whatever the inventor likes...

Dave said...

Genesis 2: 19.