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Bob_the_Mighty
2007-04-06, 01:25 AM
I thought that I was the person that did this, but tonight I asked my brother if he ever got the colors orange and green mixed up. He immediately said "All the time!" Its not that I'm colorblind, its just that I mix the name of these colors up most of the time. So now, I have to ask, does anybody else mix up the names of these colors and why. Is it some genetic disorder or something?

Druid
2007-04-06, 01:36 AM
No. I don't think I've ever heard of anyone confusing green and orange.

Chaotic Bob
2007-04-06, 01:52 AM
I can't say that I've ever done that before...sounds interesting.

Calamity
2007-04-06, 04:03 AM
I confuse green and yellow sometimes (rarely) but never orange.

EDIT: Oh, the names? No never.

Rykaj
2007-04-06, 07:17 AM
Sounds like you're color blind. Ever talked about this to a physician?

Cobra_Ikari
2007-04-06, 07:21 AM
Sounds like you're color blind. Ever talked about this to a physician?

Did you look at the post? From what I understand, he's not mixing up what they look like, he's mixing up what they're called. Sounds unlike anything I know of...

Closet_Skeleton
2007-04-06, 08:23 AM
Wow. Most one sided pole ever.

Cobra_Ikari
2007-04-06, 08:25 AM
Wow. Most one sided pole ever.

That innocent typo is making me question physics. Damn you!

Closet_Skeleton
2007-04-06, 11:19 AM
That innocent typo is making me question physics. Damn you!

Sorry. I'm pretty sure I paused for a second to make sure I was using the correct version of the word. Only to do it wrong anyway.

So much for thinking too hard.

Jorkens
2007-04-06, 11:23 AM
ORANGE
GREEN

Simple, really.

Vaynor
2007-04-06, 11:41 AM
ORANGE
GREEN

Simple, really.

Heh.

I never do this, seems strange to.

Rex Idiotarum
2007-04-06, 02:32 PM
do what I do, call everything by their hex value.
#FF9900
#00FF00

zeratul
2007-04-06, 02:37 PM
Wait how would you confuse these colors? I don't understand how this would happen.

Azrael
2007-04-06, 03:08 PM
Wait how would you reffuse these colors?

"No, I'm sorry Green, I just won't do what you want."

-or-

"Damnit, Orange! I said NO!"

seems pretty straightforward to me.

sktarq
2007-04-06, 03:17 PM
Do I confuse orange and green?
Only when dealling with disgruntled Irishmen

Tormsskull
2007-04-06, 03:43 PM
"No, I'm sorry Green, I just won't do what you want."
"Damnit, Orange! I said NO!"


*gives you a cookie for making me laugh incredibly hard*

Azrael
2007-04-06, 04:46 PM
*gives you a cookie for making me laugh incredibly hard*

I'd kill to have a consistent setup man like that.

fireinthedust
2007-04-07, 08:31 AM
That's ridiculous! They're colors. They can't be confused, they're just the energy level of EM radiation.

you'd have to be realy sneaky to confuse them; more razzle-dazzle than I've ever seen.

Nerzi
2007-04-07, 11:07 AM
Never got this, orange is a rather ugly colour while most shades of green are beautiful.
However I have something similar with numbers, I sometimes call 5 7 and 7 5 when reading a piece of text with these numbers in. I know what the number actualy is I just say the wrong name occasionly

Om
2007-04-07, 07:07 PM
Orange and Green are easily confused. This is why they should always be separated by White :nods:

Mr. Moon
2007-04-07, 07:43 PM
Sorry. Green and oragne are hiddiously ugly when next to each other. I think I'd remember.

DraPrime
2007-04-07, 07:53 PM
I used to confuse Spain and France all the time when I was a little kid. But I've never confused Green and Orange.

Soniku
2007-04-07, 10:01 PM
Not orange and green but as a kid I often messed up gray and brown.

Just because it's slightly on topic, I also mixed up "me" and "You" which became very distressing for the little baby Soniku when I explained very carefully to my grandmother that it was in fact I who wanted to eat that tasty lolly.

Beleriphon
2007-04-07, 10:16 PM
I thought that I was the person that did this, but tonight I asked my brother if he ever got the colors orange and green mixed up. He immediately said "All the time!" Its not that I'm colorblind, its just that I mix the name of these colors up most of the time. So now, I have to ask, does anybody else mix up the names of these colors and why. Is it some genetic disorder or something?

So you can visually tell the difference between the colours, but you don't say the correct name? Sounds like some kind of mild dyslexia.

Hephaestus
2007-04-08, 09:31 AM
So you can visually tell the difference between the colours, but you don't say the correct name? Sounds like some kind of mild dyslexia.
My thoughts exactly. I get my mild dyslexia from my dad, left and right, ketchup and mustard, Yellow and Orange on occasion, they just get blurry and everything gets all backwards, I can't help it...

Space-Is-Curved
2007-04-08, 02:24 PM
I mix up words sometimes, but not really any particular words consistantly.

Mc. Lovin'
2007-04-08, 02:42 PM
I often mix up names, however I have not mixed up 'orange and green' as of yet

Last_resort_33
2007-04-08, 02:46 PM
I don't do it with colours, but I do it with other things... Onions and Mushrooms are nothing alike, they taste completely different, have different shapes and are spelled completely differently, but the number of times that I have called onions mushrooms and visa versa is astonishnig, especially as half the time, I don't know if I have got it right.

Cobra_Ikari
2007-04-08, 05:52 PM
I don't do it with colours, but I do it with other things... Onions and Mushrooms are nothing alike, they taste completely different, have different shapes and are spelled completely differently, but the number of times that I have called onions mushrooms and visa versa is astonishnig, especially as half the time, I don't know if I have got it right.

So...who orders your pizzas? :)

Bob_the_Mighty
2007-04-09, 01:00 AM
Well, it looks like at least one other person does this. Anyways, yeah, its odd how it happens. I know they dont look anything alike, but for some reason something about them makes me mix the names up. I dont do it with anything else, just these two very unsimilar colors.

Last_resort_33
2007-04-09, 07:54 AM
So...who orders your pizzas? :)

don't start on that one.... the amount of money i've wasted on pizzas that people refused to eat is beyond humourous

Serpentine
2007-04-09, 07:58 AM
You know, this gets even weirder when you look at the title of the thread and realise that "orang" is Indonesian (nearly, maybe more Malaysian) for "person" or "man".

Bob_the_Mighty
2007-04-09, 02:04 PM
Yeah, I kinda missed the 'e' when I was typing the title. But I guess you already saw that.

Azrael
2007-04-09, 03:29 PM
You can change it ...

Bob_the_Mighty
2007-04-09, 03:43 PM
You cant change the title, can you?

Cobra_Ikari
2007-04-09, 03:53 PM
By editing the first post, you can. Ignore Azzy, he's mean. :P

Bob_the_Mighty
2007-04-09, 04:06 PM
I know you used to be able to, but I dont think you can anymore. At least, I cant get it to work.

Azrael
2007-04-09, 04:42 PM
No, I wasn't. Being mean would've been worded entirely differently.

phoenixineohp
2007-04-09, 05:31 PM
*Thinks of broccoli and of an orange.*
Nope.

((Yes, you can change the title of the thread. In the first post go to edit advanced. That's where it is. Yay for passing on recently acquired knowledge! Whoot!))

Bob_the_Mighty
2007-04-09, 06:22 PM
All right, thank you.

Deckmaster
2007-04-09, 06:51 PM
Me and a few people in family sometimes use the wrong names when calling someone. For example, I once accidently called the cat by my nephew's name when she was getting in my way. Usually I chalk it up to Freudian slips.

roninkelt
2007-04-09, 06:58 PM
Red/Green colorblindness is fairly prevalent (8-10%) amongst caucasian males, it can cause the confusion of names you are talking about.

http://en.allexperts.com/e/c/co/color_blindness.htm

EricDerKonig
2007-04-10, 01:52 AM
I have difficulty with green and blue, especially weird colors like aqua and teal, but also more 'normal' green and blue. If certain shades of blue and green are next to each other, I have to look rather closely to tell the difference.

Bob_the_Mighty
2007-04-11, 03:41 PM
Red/Green colorblindness is fairly prevalent (8-10%) amongst caucasian males, it can cause the confusion of names you are talking about.

http://en.allexperts.com/e/c/co/color_blindness.htm
Its not that I cant tell the difference in the colors. In my head I know exactly which color is which, but I say the wrong one. I have a friend who's colorblind, and from what he says colorblindness is completely different from this.

bstrutt
2008-03-05, 09:53 PM
Yes I confuse orange and green, but it is not colorblindness. Orange looks orange to me and green looks green. However, often i say one while meaning the other. I have no other forms of dyslexia, and this never happens with any other colors with me.

I would like to discuss this further with others that this happens to.

If anyone would like to discuss this with me, you can email me at benstrutt@gmail.com

Thanks.