Tuesday, August 22, 2006

A color by any other name...

Conversation in the cafeteria today:

Gal 1: Did you see that Reshmi’s salwar? What UGH color!!!
Gal 2: What color was it?
Gal 2: It is was such a horrible shade of red …dunno how to describe it.
Me: Like MS Word colors ?
Gal1: Exactly!!!
Gal 2: *ewwww* Horrible!!!!!

59 comments:

kickassso said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!

and

FIRST POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

silverine said...

Kickassso:Thanks for the first comment :))

Anonymous said...

For your sake I hope the Microsoft guys don't read this!!!

=))

Anoop G said...

Will look forward for more Girlie conversations..!

neihal said...

LOL...

hope and love said...

typical girlie talk..
loved it..:))

mathew said...

bewildered!! ;D

Inder said...

hmmm... what is ms word red???

Anonymous said...

...all ms word colors suck! good one!

Mind Curry said...

hmmm..well atleast you identified Gal 3 :)

Sreejith Kumar said...

A curtailed item, with the same clout!

Kautilya said...

Red...

Any shade of red is .. voaaaackkk...

Fleiger said...

Was the G3 a judge for spelling competition or anything?

Asterix said...

Gee! From now on I will think twice before ever opening MS Word again. Galti se "mera waala red" khul gaya to!! :(

Hiren said...

I would also second that for some of the themes in wordpress. Though wordpress is better than blogger where ease of use is concerned, the presentation formats of blogger score over wordpress.

This is also the way many people describe politicians.

silverine said...

Anon: Pray for me :p

Anoop: Sure!

Neihal: :)) Guess you got the joke he he

HnL: We have a way of expressing things dont we? :)) Thank you doc!

mathew and inder: MS Word Font colors are eye sores, kapiche? :))

Anon 2: Very true, it is truly horrible and I am kinda spoilt with the palette in Photoshop and Corel :)

mind curry: hmmm?

sreejith: Thank buddy!!! :)

Koutilya: And the MS Word Red is the worst :))

Fleiger; Didn't get you!

Asterix: LOL, mera wala red is definitely not MS Word Red!!

Hiren: Blogger is definitely more pleasing to the eye than Wordpress. I would describe politicians as a bunch of MS Word Font colors..horrible!!! :))

Anonymous said...

All the discussions about colors are greek and latin for me... I am colour blind!!!

Unnikrishnan G Nair.

Fleiger said...

Well, when you said MS Word red, the only image in front of my color-ignorant male eyes was the red colour you get when MS Word underlines the spelling-mistakes. Is that the one you are talking about?

Connor's Corner said...

I so hope poor Reshmi will not read this post :(
I remember having a girlie conversation in college, and the victim of our conversation was unfortunately seated behind us... thankfully sleeping!!

Sanjay said...

Ms PPT colors anyone?

Our cos paid a UK based agency a few million euros to work out our new "brand" color scheme (also called essence for all those who dont like to scheme).

I like the colors now.

Any guesses who we are?

I am a simple man. The color of money has its appeal.

aqua said...

Techie in casual talks! :)

L . Hyena said...

some MS guys HAVE read this! THEY might conjure up an unhandled-exception-hex on you! MS Word Rox and so do the colors! uhm...at least the ones on Office 12 do...so THERE!

L. Hyena
**hopes manager notices gallant selfless defence of product's honor**

Dhanush said...

:)..#02C001

Jiby said...

i havent opened MS Word in a year...righting technical specs never called for the use of colours thankfully!!!

i actually can send u an MS Word ad a friend of mine sent us in college as he was into the CD writing business and wanted to undercut our other friends who were in the same line of work to make some extra money...was reminded of that and the gaudy use of colours in it when i read your post!!!

silverine said...

Unni: You are lucky lol :))

fleiger: ah! I see, nope I was talking about the font colors. Just picture yourself in that red and try not to barf :p

connors corner: LOL you were very lucky or it would have been war !!

sanjay: MS PPT is slightly better with some lighter shades in offering. And no luck with the guesses :)

Acqua: I am no techie, G1 and G2 were and I use the horrible MS Word colors extensively :)

l.hyena: LOL If he doesnt notice then I am printing this into a banner and hanging it in your managers cabin...with due credits to you of course :))

dhanush: Will try that :)

Jiby: You are right, they are gaudy and that is what we meant when we used that analogy to describe the salwar :)

Grafxgurl said...

MS Office has the worst color palette possible in the world!! theyre so...Paandy!!!

that was a really apt description of ahorrible color!! :D

Alexis Leon said...

:-) ROFL

Anonymous said...

nice [:P]
by the way were is ur travelogue?? u deleted it kya????

Shan

G said...

Those girls need to get out more often. Heh Heh

Fleiger said...

That's even worse, if there is any such thing.
Me in (that) red color??? Why do you want all the people around me stricken blind?

silverine said...

grafxgurl: Apt description he he :))

Alexis: :)

Shan: Check out http://my-think-pad.blogspot.com for the travelogue. Looks like you and Jiby had a good time :)

G: :)

fleiger: Exactly, so you can imagine what color was the Salwar :))

Jagan said...

okie ..so which one is u ? gal1 or gal2 ??

sugar n spice said...

ms word red :)) =))

Kusum Rohra said...

heheh this is so freaky you know the post that I am writing next is titled red underwear LOL!!!

Ekta said...

hahah!
Yes typical girls conversation!

calvin said...

=))

( It is getting some face lifts. Wait till 2007 ;) )

Tha Dalda said...

Ushoo. y not MS paint or somethin. Y MS word? The office package has a sad day.

Fleiger said...

Gasp... Choke... Splutter... That brought back images of a colleague who insisted on turning up at the office on casual fridays dressed in a fluoroscent green mini-skirt.

Ok, now that I got my speech back, do I want to know what color the top was?

Eclipsed Thoughts said...

You seem to loathe computer stuffs?? hehe, anyways, i hope the MS guys read it and realize what ppl like silverine think about their "inventions"... lol

Jeseem said...

now i wonder what people would say about my dress color.
faded, dirt tinted , rugged(half torn) tent cloth.
hopefully girls don't bother abt guy's dressing.

good post, ms. MS Word critic

silverine said...

Jagan: I was "Me" :)

sugar n spice: It's a horrible red isn't it?

Kusum: LOL Will it be called Vegan Red Chaddi?

ekta: It is !!! :)

Aashik: Havoo I was expecting a rap on my knuckles from you for this :)) That's good news indeed!

the dalda: I have never used MS Paint :)

fleiger: rofl ...and I don't even want to guess the color of the top...but I bet it was MS Word Red :))

eclipsed thoughts: I hate anything that gives me grief :p

jeseem: Your clothes seem just fine, we do talk about guys clothes but mostly about the drabness :)

Riggs said...

Guys clothes? Drabness? Just hue you talking about?

Fleiger said...

Did she wanted anybody to sing "Laal chhadi" for her?

Ok, now you have firmly planted the images of a girl in red dress and a girl in green mini in my head. I am sure I am going to have nightmares today... Even the visual verifier word is in red... Aaah...

Praveen said...

iam sure you are a very dedicated user of MS products so it dosent surprise me that you thought of ms word red :)), amazing!

Dr. Pissed said...

I am so glad your making fun of Microsoft.

They're going to screw us all over soon anyway :)
Get ready..

Anonymous said...

LOL...I can imagine me and my gal pals involved in similar b****ing!! Hahaha..

silverine said...

riggs:"Just hue you talking about?" Just that! ;)

fleiger: LOL even I had nightmares of that combination, from now onwards I want my night mares in black and white only!!!

Praveen: Thank you dear!! Since I used it so often it is what came to mind first :))

dr pissed: Yes da we are screwed big time next year, but Aashik says it will be a 'shade' better. Lets all pray!

Anon: Thanks for dropping by and your comments in the other posts too :)

calvin said...

You know what ? MS Word is the best app they ever came up with and you're punishing them for that too ? Bad bad girl !!

Mathiya ?

AJITH said...

Forget understanding..I cant even think of two guys having a conversation on similar lines..Men r from Mars and women r from venus :)

Anand K said...

Talkin of color hues (and ur previous post on ads), remember that old Asian Paints ad featuring a middle aged couple and a weasel like color salesman?

Wifey says to the paint guy: "I want icky-icky-icky green!"

Paint Guy: "Errr... whats's icky icky icky green?!!"

Wifey lets her fingers run up her hubby's face while she coos "icky-icky-icky-" (hubby's face goes into a shade of green now)-"GREEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!"

The paint guy hold the palette in his brochure and ID's the matching color.

Now the hubby says "Now I need Goochie-Goochie-Goochie-Pink!"

Wifey slaps him playfully saying "Awww naughtyyyyyyyyy!"

:P

Not exactly profound, but quite original eh?
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PS: There was a girl in my college whom we guys called Padayappa 'coz she *always* wore those bright green/sulphur yellow/"ultra" violet/fluoroscent/shocking pink churidars.... You know, the "Pandi" colors we sanctimonious Mallus accuse all Tams being fond of? To her credit she didn't even care...

Fleiger said...

Nightmares in black and white? Now, that's a thought.

Though why do you want nightmares at all is a ques. I would like to ask. F. for t. that...

LI said...

An insult on Bill Gates :) and his colour sense.

silverine said...

Aashik: *ouch* I knew it was too good to be true...that you would let me off the hook so easily :))

Ajith: You know you are right!!! :)

Anand : That ad was really nice and showed the range of shades of Asian Paints!! Hey that girl in your college seem to be a cool kinda gurl, more power to her for carrying it off with people like you around LOL

fleiger: Can't escape nightmares naah... :)

Lijo: lol I don't know if it's his doing but it is really bad :))

Sujit said...

hehe.. funny

Fleiger said...

As long as people insist on wearing MS colors? Nope, you can't...

[On side note, if this is a similar blog... You might enjoy it]

silverine said...

Sujith: Thanks :)

Fleiger: I do read this blog when I have the time. Really cool, the way the blogger 'rips' the dress sense of the 'beautiful people' :))

Kishor Cariappa said...

Ha!Ha!

silverine said...

Kishor Cariappa: Thank you :)

The Smiling Girl said...

Oiye... You shud see MS Office 2007 then.. awesome UI and awesome colors.. :)