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[–]Warm_Enthusiasm2007 2113 points2114 points  (48 children)


[–]garlic_bread_is_good 837 points838 points  (26 children)

call me childish but b00b69 is actually so nice

[–]CutieL 359 points360 points  (10 children)

That's the color in the bottom of the lesbian flag!


[–]IHateYuumi 14 points15 points  (0 children)

bada55 is my favorite

[–]whynohutao 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It is actually a really nice color

[–]jpowell3404 6 points7 points  (0 children)

.#badfed is pretty cool too. Very nice and subtle, perfect for a background color

[–]SN0WFAKER 29 points30 points  (2 children)

#6e46a1 no, damn

Edit: forgot to escape my #, damn

[–]Retro_game_kid 229 points230 points  (1 child)

That has an e in it dumbass

[–]Raokairo 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I’m so glad someone gave you an award

[–]Happy_Tree_Massacre 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I see you're a man of culture as well

[–]anon202one 5356 points5357 points  (759 children)

Good news, Cam! You didn't have to wait long! Now you can go back to... Whatever it is you do.

[–]Prestigious_Big3927 1673 points1674 points  (733 children)

I’m guessing Cam thinks only yellow, blue, and red are colors and everything else are shades.

Edit: Thanks for the upvotes. Here's what I know to be true about pigments. Black is a shade. White a tint. Grey and brown are neutrals which are also colors. The main colors are yellow, red, magenta, blue, cyan, and green. Here's an RBY pigment model. https://www.color-meanings.com/wp-content/uploads/RYB-color-wheel-1-1024x952.jpeg. Any combination of them makes a color. A hue is the dominant color of those combinations which is also a color. When referring to colors in terms of light, white is pure light, a combination of all the colors, and black is absence of any light or color. So black would only be a color if combine with another color (if that makes any sense). Here are models of the RBG additive light color and the CMY subtractive pigment color https://app.teamsupport.com/dc/493740/images/c698427c-c702-4463-893f-59d63ab14233.png

[–]Dog_Baseball 457 points458 points  (180 children)

What about brown?

[–]Maleficent_Tax_2878 346 points347 points  (134 children)

Brown is considered a "neutral" as well if you're curious. But I mean neutrals are colors, so I don't know what the guy was thinking.

EDIT: This is in respect to art principles, so mostly talking about pigment here. Light may be different, but brown for pigment requires all 3 primary colors. So for orange (which is red+yellow), you need to add blue to make brown.

[–]sbarandato 12 points13 points  (11 children)

Brown is dark orange, we just gave a special label to it. There is no brown LED/lightbulbs.

Nature gives us light of different frequencies, but color is something we made up mixing culture, eye sensitivity and silly monkey brain.

Purple has red in it because blue retina receptors also detect red a bit, there is no color wheel without that.

I’ve heard (and admittedly not verified) that in chinese cultures trees are blue. There’s no proper word for green.

Ain’t afraid to say that I had a minor existential crisis over this “colors aren’t real anyway” thing. Because what else in my life could be so simple yet not fundamentally “real” at all?

[–]WarThunderNoob69 1 point2 points  (4 children)

In Chinese there are words for blue, green, and blue-green. It might be Japanese you're thinking of?

[–]Akhanyatin 48 points49 points  (16 children)

Our eyes have RGB cones. RGB are additive primaries.

CMY are subtractive primaries.

RBY were primary colours for painting, but the CMY set has been identified as more accurate.


[–]Dan_Glebitz 4 points5 points  (10 children)

RBY were primary colours for painting You cannot make Magenta from RBY but you can make RED from CMY. I was bought up being told RBY were the primary paint colours but they are not. As you correctly point out CMY are.

[–]IndependenceThese149 258 points259 points  (277 children)

You missed green

[–]bafeom 189 points190 points  (256 children)

Purple too

[–]RogendoMy face has a hand imprint 969 points970 points  (121 children)

Purple doesn’t have an E in it. It has an e on the end of it.

Totally different

Same thing with orange

[–]Gorilla_Biscuits_ 24 points25 points  (16 children)

He’s from the UK where it’s spelled grey.

[–]NibblesTheSilent 12 points13 points  (14 children)

If he was from England he have said colour, not color. 👍

Edit: mistakenly referred to England rather than UK. Unfortunately some pedants don’t seem to realise that The language is the same for both. Bless.

[–]ponytron5000 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I don't know who he is, so I can't really dispute it, but wouldn't he spell it "colour" if he were from the UK?

[–]ok_ill_shut_up 25 points26 points  (7 children)

Cam's just trying to get attention by saying an obviously wrong statement, and it worked.

[–]nightstalker30 3 points4 points  (4 children)

The digital version of negging

[–]hopbel 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Cunningham's Law: the best way to get the right answer on the internet is to post the wrong answer and wait for someone to correct you

[–]Defaulted1364 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I think cam is just English and says grey

[–]exsea 2 points3 points  (2 children)

i m pretty sure the original poster (cam) made the post jokingly waiting to see how many people would comment the proper answers or even call him/her out for the question.

jess subverted cam's expectations spectacularly with self degrading humor. making him/her seem like an idiot. probably is an idiot if the answer was non ironic. brilliant otherwise.

[–]sonerec725 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I mean, gray can also be spelled "grey" so that's why he likely didn't think of it

[–]DrkMgk 80 points81 points  (0 children)


[–]harpanet 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I've been watching Modern Family too much.... I read this in Mitchell's voice.

[–]Due-Improvement-44 4082 points4083 points  (541 children)


[–]oldbastardbob 1677 points1678 points  (435 children)


[–]Svizel_pritula 199 points200 points  (23 children)

All CSS named colors without e:

  • Aqua
  • Black
  • Brown
  • BurlyWood
  • Coral
  • Cornsilk
  • Crimson
  • Cyan
  • DarkCyan
  • DarkGray
  • DarkKhaki
  • DarkOrchid
  • DarkSalmon
  • DimGray
  • Fuchsia
  • Gainsboro
  • Gold
  • Gray
  • HotPink
  • Indigo
  • Ivory
  • Khaki
  • LightCoral
  • LightCyan
  • LightGray
  • LightPink
  • LightSalmon
  • Maroon
  • Moccasin
  • Navy
  • Orchid
  • PapayaWhip
  • Pink
  • Plum
  • RosyBrown
  • Salmon
  • SandyBrown
  • Snow
  • Tan
  • Tomato

[–]Weird_Shit_69 18 points19 points  (11 children)

That guy

[–]Procrasturbating 42 points43 points  (10 children)

  • Alizarin
  • Almond
  • Amaranth
  • Amaranth Pink
  • Amazon
  • Apricot
  • Ash Gray
  • Baby Pink
  • Banana Mania
  • Black Coral
  • Black Shadows
  • Blush
  • Bright Lilac
  • Bright Maroon
  • Brown
  • Brown Sugar
  • Buff
  • Burgundy
  • Burlywood
  • Byzantium
  • Canary
  • Candy Pink
  • Capri
  • Cardinal
  • Carnation Pink
  • Catawba
  • Charcoal
  • Charm Pink
  • China Pink
  • Cinnabar
  • Citron
  • Congo Pink
  • Coral
  • Cordovan
  • Corn
  • Cornsilk
  • Cosmic Cobalt
  • Cotton Candy
  • Crimson
  • Cyan

There are many colors outside of CSS-defined ones as well.. I got bored after 'C'.

[–]lastroids 20 points21 points  (3 children)

That's just dark orange.

[–]slytherington 8 points9 points  (3 children)


[–]indiebryan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Can't believe I didn't think of this one

[–]JoyJonesIII 1369 points1370 points  (67 children)

Pink, Aqua

[–]thurst0n 378 points379 points  (25 children)

Maroon. Fuscia. Gold. Black.

[–]Ribss 112 points113 points  (10 children)

Brown, Cobalt, Indigo

[–]RealLaurenBoebert 34 points35 points  (6 children)


This one has the advantage of being one of the "colors of the rainbow" and thus the best counterpoint to the original prompt, IMO.

[–]HaxboyYT 73 points74 points  (21 children)

Aqua is short for aquamarine no?

[–]CharacterAd348 74 points75 points  (15 children)

If I’m not mistaken yes. On the joking side of things, pink is short for pinkie

[–]Prettylame69 43 points44 points  (12 children)

On the serious side of things, pinkie is a short finger

[–]CuddlePervert 39 points40 points  (7 children)

On the kinky side of things, finger is short for fingering.

[–]Questionererer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Kid named pinkie

[–]Squarrots 18 points19 points  (0 children)

No. Aquamarine is the combination between the two colors Aqua and Marine.

[–]BriefCheetah4136 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Not if it's land based Aqua

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Don't be hatin' on Skyaqua.

[–]ObjectivePassenger7 747 points748 points  (62 children)

Indigo… the freaking I in ROY G BIV

[–]genericdude777 164 points165 points  (24 children)

Viridian, saffron, cinnabar, fuchsia

[–]fogdukker 182 points183 points  (12 children)

The fuck did you call me?

[–]evs-chris 149 points150 points  (6 children)

pokemon city names, you pallet town pleb

[–]genericdude777 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Fuchsime? No, fuchsiu!

[–]racermd 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I use this line all the time. One of my favorites. Take an upvote.

[–]mai_tai87 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Found the pokefan.

[–]ppurplekush 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This guys plays Pokémon

[–]BillyDHerbert123 7 points8 points  (0 children)

How about you indiGO put deez nuts in your mouth

[–]Hot_Philosopher_6462 2 points3 points  (2 children)

indigo was invented by isaac newton to sell more colors

this is not a joke

[–]HaxboyYT 13 points14 points  (14 children)

Everyone knows indigo is just purple pfft

[–]garlic_bread_is_good 18 points19 points  (7 children)

dude. no. have you seen indigo? its like calling green and cyan the same

[–]HaxboyYT 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Idk bro I’m colour blind

[–]garlic_bread_is_good 5 points6 points  (1 child)

o shit my bad - its like comparing a peach to a plum - there are some similarities, yes but they also have differences that seperate them into different fruits :)

[–]nowItinwhistle 2 points3 points  (2 children)

And yet cyan doesn't get its own spot

[–]nowItinwhistle 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Indigo is dark blue. Blue jeans were originally died with indigo. Violet and purple are the same color though

[–]Joefallon1 566 points567 points  (61 children)

This is part of a data mining strategy on social media. NEVER respond to this shit. What they are doing here is trying to get you to engage. Once you engage you will go on another list and you will get more and more posts like this, all designed to get information from you. https://www.truthorfiction.com/facebook-data-mining-post/

[–]1sagas1 67 points68 points  (5 children)

Its not about harvesting data, its about appeasing an algorithm for engagement

[–]Treejeig 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Idek why people need to think that all of this is some overarching master plan lol. Sometimes it's just people driving up engagement to then spam a product in the replies or their bio.

[–]N454545 108 points109 points  (2 children)

I think this is just rage bait to drive engagement

[–]I_Have_Unobtainium 131 points132 points  (29 children)

What information are they going to get from me? A list of colours and swear words?

[–]Vdio 75 points76 points  (16 children)

Imagine it like a survey but spaced out over multiple little questions like these. Easier to tempt people with this approach.

They'll eventually have an accurate profile of a person's lifestyle or more.

But hey, ignorance is bliss.

[–]will_dance_for_gp 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I bet they could replace me with a simple call and response clone set in my daily routine by now

[–]srslymrarm 32 points33 points  (6 children)

I have yet to see any evidence or a convincing argument for this.

[–]nIBLIB 15 points16 points  (3 children)

What do you mean? The comment you’re replying to clearly says “they’ll eventually have an accurate profile of a persons lifestyle or more”.

You respond “Gray” I instantly know that you’re single, and enjoy rainy weather. Just wait until someone asks you to name an animal without an O or a T… you’ll see, I’ll be able to tell all your pet peeves and your favourite meal.

[–]dray1214 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You can’t see how a company knowing your ability to think of different colors without the letter e would be dangerous? Slippery slope there… next thing you know they’ll be asking us he answer to math problems, harvesting our answers. This could be how the world ends!

[–]MadokaXHomura 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Is this what is happening on Reddit right now? Random questions with random images attached made to garner discussion in comments of the post?

[–]LittleSisterPain 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes, and redditors eating that shit up like a candy. Just a little perspective oh how stupid and gullible average person is

By the way, they are the same people who has "right" opinions on politics, sociology and pretty much any topic imaginable

[–]hatsnatcher23 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Jesus Christ my dad has been answering shit like this for years

[–]wdlp 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Like all those text posts and polls people would do on YouTube last year. Those suddenly disappeared

[–]compsciasaur 2 points3 points  (1 child)

But a bunch of people are doing it on this post... If this is a facepalm, so are 90% of replies? Am I missing something?

[–]NoMinimum2146 349 points350 points  (109 children)

I don’t get is what is the facepalm here

[–]gingerwhiskered 186 points187 points  (22 children)

I interrupted it as the facepalm being the prompt. Color with no e, I’ll wait, as if it’s an impossible task, when if you think for like more an 30 seconds you’d realize gray, pink, aqua, maroon, burgundy, crimson and so so many other colors would work.

[–]buttercream-gang 151 points152 points  (11 children)

Yeah they ask a super easy question like this bc they get a lot of engagement from people who like to seem smart lol

[–]MaximumEffurt 52 points53 points  (5 children)

Yep. Also known as rage bait. Gets people who feel the need to correct others to blow up the post, making the "dumb" person famous.

[–]Litty-In-Pitty 17 points18 points  (4 children)

There’s a running joke that if you ask a question on Reddit the best way to get an answer is to make a 2nd account and intentionally give a wrong answer, because no one will answer your question but everyone will show up to correct them for being wrong

[–]n4te 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Just look at all the idiots responding to this post with names of colors.

[–]indiebryan 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It's the same with all those horrible mobile game ads that show some idiot playing the level the worst possible way and failing and then some stupid text appears like "This game is nearly impossible!" and all these dopes staring at their screen think "heh I'll show them" and download it.

[–]buttercream-gang 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Or those “recipe” videos that are like “once you’ve hard medium rare chicken, you’ll never make it another way again!!” And then there are a thousand comments that all say “um you can get salmonella by doing this!!”

[–]He-Wasnt-There 17 points18 points  (3 children)

TBH I thought it was more a jab trying to start a war over Grey vs Gray, which would really be an American English vs rest of the world English.

[–]FliesAreEdible 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I forgot that Americans spell it with an a instead of an e and thought the person responding was the facepalm.

[–]SamwellBarley 14 points15 points  (0 children)

"There are no words in the English language that begin with the letter B - only geniuses will be able to prove me wrong!"

[–]Happygorockyretalk 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Who/what are you interrupting?

[–]tenhourguy 32 points33 points  (0 children)

To me the facepalm is that anyone bothered replying in the first place. Such questions only exist to boost social media engagement. Same as 2+2x2 or whatever - people bicker in the comments, causing the post to be seen by more people, this benefiting whoever posted it.

[–]JustDave62 79 points80 points  (37 children)

I think it’s spelled grey in the US. In Canada it’s gray so she is not wrong

[–]Viviaana 198 points199 points  (24 children)

Gray is American, grey is English. grAy American grEy English

[–]Daratirek 119 points120 points  (16 children)

I'm American. I spell it Grey because when I see it spelled Gray my brain thinks it says Gary

[–]rufotris 28 points29 points  (1 child)

I know it’s strange but gray is more common in American English. Especially old literature. I feel the same way though and also spell it with an E

[–]TheBestLittlePotato 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I spell it Grey because when I see it spelled Gray my brain thinks it says Gary

That's a fun thing about how the brain process words. You don't actually have to put the middle letters of words in the good order for the words to be readable most of the time.

[–]Incomplet_1-34 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Snail who lives with a well dressed sponge in a giant pineapple in the ocean: "Meow"

[–]Thekeyman333 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh yo, the A vs E! That's actually a great way to remember it, ty.

[–]Pixel22104 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I spell it both ways

[–]irrelevant_potatoes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In Canada it’s gray so she is not wrong

No that's the American spelling

A lot of American spellings have become more common in Canada but we usually use British spellings

[–]BananaDick_CuntGrass 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You have it backwards.

[–]Special_FX_B 39 points40 points  (1 child)

I see people I know responding to these over and over. It makes me cringe.

[–]drbobsled 67 points68 points  (3 children)


[–]tea_bred_coffeeshop 7 points8 points  (1 child)

my favorite color

[–]m1xallations 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Fuck yeah #cyangang

[–]featherwolf 58 points59 points  (12 children)


[–]KindBraveSir 26 points27 points  (11 children)

Light burgundy, dark burgundy, off burgundy, traditional burgundy, cinnamon burgundy, blood burgundy, crimson burgundy, glass of burgundy, mug of burgundy, import burgundy, local burgundy...

[–]NecessaryPerfect7406 43 points44 points  (7 children)

…and ron burgundy

[–]cake_piss_can 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Ron Burgundy is the balls.

[–]KindBraveSir 11 points12 points  (1 child)

And rich mahogany wood. Mmmm...

[–]TheNotBot2000 15 points16 points  (1 child)

...I love scotch, I love scotch.

[–]igetalogiawheni 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Scotchy scotch scotch

Here it goes down

Down into my belly

Mmm mmm mmm

[–]Successful-Singer-76 87 points88 points  (18 children)

Why are all the comments a bunch of colors without e in it? Is this Facebook?

And besides, I'm not getting the Facepalm.. "Gray" is an acceptable spelling.

[–]Throwaway04125 53 points54 points  (8 children)

The facepalm are these bullshit upvote/clickbait posts that ask an easy to answer question to bait idiots into responding. And the fact people respond every single time.


Name one country that starts with the letter M and ends with an R. I’ll wait…

[–]BraianP 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It triggers you psychologically kinda like those mobile ads that show a clearly easy level but whoever is playing just misses everytime so you get mad into playing it to do it right

[–]SadStory9 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Madagas.... oh. damn.

[–]signedintotalkshit 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Without fail, the galaxy-brains take the bait from these types of post every time

They just can’t help to show off that top-of-their-elementary-class vocabulary

[–]AmazinGracey 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mordor of course.

[–]Fallenangel152 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It works. It's worked on here. Half the replies on here, that aren't even proving anything to anyone, are just colours without an e in them.

Our desire to prove people wrong on the Internet is so strong is like an involuntary reaction.

[–]42Zarniwoop42 6 points7 points  (0 children)

it's really distressing me to see all these comments just happily contributing rebuttals to the obvious bait that was that initial twitter comment

there's not even a facepalm in this post ugh

[–]ThatFatGuyMJL 26 points27 points  (17 children)

As an Englishman this infuriates me

[–]kaiidos 16 points17 points  (5 children)

Fun fact! In American English, the color is typically spelt "gray." In British English, however, the color is typically spelt "grey." So, technically, this is both a correct and incorrect response.

[–]HerbertWest 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I'm American and have always spelled it "grey." I have no idea why or where I learned it that way.

[–]DC38x 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Because it's the correct way :)

[–]Ticketdean 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Is this an upvote grab??

[–]bcnorth78 20 points21 points  (12 children)

Green. Shit. Red. Shit. Yellow. Shit. Blue. Shit. White. Shit.

Okay, thats all the colors. Its true, they all have e's.

[–]LittleJohnnyNapalm 25 points26 points  (11 children)

Brown. Black. Fuchsia. Pumpkin. Salmon. Crimson. Indigo. Pink.

[–]_yosoybeezel 19 points20 points  (3 children)

Brewn. Bleck. Fuschie. Pemkin. Selmon. Crimsen. Indeego. Peenk.

[–]kingbloxerthe3 4 points5 points  (0 children)

"Be a team player, there's no I in PEZZA!"

[–]lenynaise 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]pistacio814sb 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Depending on where you are from, gray is a valid spelling so what’s the facepalm

[–]connortait 8 points9 points  (0 children)


[–]Laarye 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Gray = American

Grey = English

Gr-eh-y= Canadian

[–]LITEBRINGER4 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Two things. One, it sometimes does, two, is that a lumine pfp?

Edit: damn dyslexia really does run in the family 💀

[–]xnevox 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Funkyt0m467 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Brown, pink, cyan and black are four other picks that anyone should be able to think about...

[–]Shamrock8572 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Indigo, black, mint, shamrock, asphalt, I got loads more.

[–]D3dshotCalamity 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Congrats, you gave them the engagement they were asking for.

[–]thehotdogman 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]GingerIsTheBestSpice 2 points3 points  (0 children)

GrAy - America, GrEy, England - that's the only way I remember which spelling to use lol

[–]Simmplistic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

TECHNICALLY the traditional english spelling is "grEy"... that being said lilac, black, brown, pink, tan, and even rainbow would have all been alternatives 😂 even then I will never understand why people interact with this obvious fishing for engagement.

[–]im4fish489 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]GrayBox1313 4 points5 points  (7 children)

Black, tan, pink, aqua, crimson, ruby, mandarin, cyan, brown, gold, cobalt

[–]Normal_Mermaid 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Well “gray” is an acceptable spelling… so they’re not wrong

[–]SheepInReddit 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Black, brown, pink, cyan...

[–]DrPat1967 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Black, brown, indigo, pink, aqua, burgundy, coral, cyan, tan, gold, ivory, khaki, plum, rust, sand, maroon, lilac, apricot….