16 February 2009

Crayon names

I just learned that in 1997, Crayola introduced a color they call Fuzzy Wuzzy Brown .

As fans of Dad’s Army may know, Fuzzy-Wuzzy was a colonialist term for the Hadendoa warriors. As such, “Fuzzy-Wuzzy Brown” is a truly unfortunate choice of name for a crayon.

Given that Crayola already had to rename “Indian red” because people thought it was racist, you’d think they’d do a few Google searches before launching any new name.

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