Couture Carrie’s post here reminded me of an issue that has amused me for a while. How did we — at this time when so much we say better be politically correct or else — start calling beige clothes or shoes “nude”? Obviously, “nude” sounds sexier than “beige,” but since not all people are beige under their clothes, it’s a misnomer.
Crayola Crayons changed the name of the “Flesh” crayon to “Peach” in recognition of that fact that not all people have the same skin color … way back in 1962. (Which means my memory of having used the “Flesh” crayon is totally false since I wasn’t born till 1967. Interesting.)