~ a hopeless romantic
Colour is something British people see when they look around. They spell it "Colour" because they can spell words correctly. Canadians do this, however, because they are so Perfeuct, have 20.45 crimes a year and make maple syrup in their trousers. The most amazing "colour" in history has been scientifically proven to be Periwinkle.
During an experiment with a glass prism in 1665 Sir Isaac Newton noticed that plain white light was split into seven "colours" when shone on a piece of whitefish. The world was exclusively in black and white before this time.
During the 19th century colours became available to the upper classes. Blues were given to people good at sport attending Oxford and Cambridge Universities from 1860, Bishops took purple from 1876, and toffs riding horses obtained the incorrectly named "Pinks" (they were in fact red) shortly afterwards.
The widespread use of colour after the Second World War slowly made the general population realise there was actually no such thing as black or white people, this being a consequence of monochromism in the 19th century. Sadly this took more time in the poor south of America.
Upon arrival in a hostile area, a British warship would be entirely black-and-white; these big old grey warships would therefore be invisible in the monochrome environment seen in black-and-white photos of the era. The monochrome flags would be indistinguishable from those of any other nation; for instance, the French flag is blank white.
Once past the enemy's defences, the ship and its crew would land at a suitable disembarcation point, then change from monochrome to colour. The Union Jack would suddenly appear in all of its red, white and blue glory; the surrounding waters would turn sparkling blue; the grass on the other side of the fence would become green and the British forces would be free to majestically invoke the ruby-red laser of impending doom upon their hapless enemy.
When confronted with this tactic, the French general Montcalm attempted to cry Wolfe to warn les Canadiens of the arrival of the famed British general, but it was by then far too late and la Nouvelle France was pwned.
World War II was fought largely in black-and-white, making it difficult to identify friendly forces and enemy combatants as the flags and uniforms all look the same in monochrome. This prolonged the war effort by many years.
In the Cold War era following WWII, efforts to introduce colour to the USA met with stiff opposition from McCarthyist forces who perceived it as a further infiltration of the red menace. When it was finally introduced, red, white and blue were declared to be the three primary colours, much to the dismay of the Green Party which, as always, felt marginalised on the sidelines. Advocates of Yellow were nowhere to be seen.
The US menace
Colour is often spelled incorrectly as "color" by speakers in the US-Group English Subdialect, an English variant commonly used in the United Spades of Amerika and very few other third-world English-speaking regions. This is because they are traitors to Queen and Empire showing their true colours.
It should be noted that "color" (as well as -ize instead of -ise) was the original spelling ... but prissy UK bitches think they're always correct. lolwhatevs
- The introduction of colour to the US led to major race riots in many of the southern states, culminating in the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. It also seems to be becoming an issue again (whether most Georgians actually like either red or blue), but since they vetoed the Colorblindness Repair Bill the question for now is moot. In retrospect, introducing colour to the US was probably a bad idea.
- The state of Kansas remains in black-and-white to this day, as will be noted by viewers of The Wizard of Oz. Colour (and even color) are Class-A Banned Materials under the Kansas State Constitution (in black ink, of course).
Orange, the unrhymeable colour
The folk-rock band "10,000 Maniacs" is accredited to first discovering the colour orange, after their song of the same title ("Orange", not "10,000 Maniacs") was written in 1981. Former lead singer Natalie Merchant once said the title was due to the desire to come up with a word that was incapable of being rhymed. Subsequentially, The Color Purple and Sterling Silver were implemented into the English language. Still, Merchant and the Maniacs are given credit for creating the first "non-rhymeable" colour.
- The orange garb of No Doubt's lead singer in the music video for "Its My Life" started a widespread fashion trend at prisons everywhere.
- Orange is believed to have been created two minutes prior to the big bang, giving it time to hide from the rest of the universe. The rest of the universe, not knowing orange existed, saw no need to rhyme itself with orange.
- Orange is well known as the colour of plants of the Viaae family.
- Before the invention of orange, the Kubrick film A Clockwork Orange was monochrome and therefore a flop at the box office.
- Orange sort of rhymes with door-hinge.
- Orange hardly rhymes with lozenge at all.
- Colour was invented by noted British inventor Sir Humpty Dumpty, who was also a pioneer in the early development of Miners Lamps. His work was stolen however by the Feckin' Canadian, eh? genius Alexander Graham Bell.
- Before the invention of colour, many musical performances were presented by the Black And White Minstrels.
- Dreaming in colour is a relatively recent innovation; before the invention of colour, dreams were in snowy black-and-white monochrome.
- Remarkably many people are choosing to change their outfits to more modern colours, saying forget it with traditional colors such as blue and black, instead, people are choosing to wear muave, plum, and dinosaur.
Colour and racism
- White – including "white folk", "whiteboard", and "white only" entrance signs
- Black – including "black folk", "blackboard", and "git off ma property [color]" warning signs
- Brown – including "caution, seats may be brown" signs inside shit houses (scheissenhausen)
- Purple – including "purple spotted pieces of shit" hospital conditions-of-entry signs
- Maroon – including the band "Maroon 5"
Doing so may lead to you getting arrested under several counts of "racism", "crimes against humanity" and "general stupidity". However, most Americans still use these words and the people don't seem to care about removing usage of them.