Friday, April 1, 2011

The Art of Naming Crayola Crayons

   I have always been intrigued by the number of crayons Crayola produces and how many different colors they come up with. Any color you can name can be found in a pack of Crayola crayons. I like Crayola the best out of all the different brands. I probably sound like I'm about five years old right now.
  What intrigues me even more than the variety of colors is the variety of names Crayola crayons possess. Some of my favorites:
Beaver
Fuzzy Wuzzy
Electric Lime
Unmellow Yellow
Baby's Blanket
   I admit it; I'm jealous. I am jealous of the people who get to sit down and decide the names of all these crayons. They honestly have one of the best jobs in the world. So that's one of my crazy little goals. To figure out how to name some Crayola crayons. I think it's good to have little crazy goals. The other day, my goal was to run out of shampoo and conditioner at the same time. Accomplished!
   So I emailed Crayola.
   Apparently they get their names from a book called "Color: Universal Language and Dictionary of Names" which was published by the U.S. Bureau of Standards. That's pretty awesome, if you ask me.
   Lately, my knees and ankles have been awful. I don't know what's up with them!
   So all and all it has been a good week, even though my arthritis has been very bad.

Love,
Rachel
  
  
  

5 comments:

  1. I think that would be kinda cool to come up with really weird names for crayons...But won't they run out at some point? And how many colors can they make??? These questions haunt me...

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  2. LOL!!! ;)that would be cool 2 name them tho!!!!!

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  3. IKR!!....i never knew they got there names from "Color: Universal Language and Dictionary of Names"....thatz weird!! though it is clever :)

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  4. RACHEL!!!! are you kidding???? just being able to go through all of this and not just give up is unbelievable!!! and dont worry, there will be one point when you will be the only person that can see your bravery instead of vice versa, but, don't worry, it will always be there

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