sing it - The 'blues': Muddy Waters
wear it - A blue hat
feel it - depressed, down in the dumps
see it - the bird came out of the blue and flew into my windscreen
do it - dye, tint or paint
watch it - x rated movie
eat it - cheese: Stilton
say it - cursing, swearing: the air is blue
Blue can be a noun, adjective or verb:
NOUN: a color whose hue is that of the clear sky or that of the portion of the color spectrum lying between green and violet
Blue is his favorite color.
Shades of blue
ADJECTIVE: If you do something until you are blue in the face, you do it for a very long time without having any success or making any difference.
I talked to him until I was blue in the face, but he wouldn't listen to me.
He is feeling blue
VERB: to make or become blue
They blued the shirts of their uniforms.
They dyed their hair blue (blued)
Is this a coincidence?
Absolutely not! Why?
When used as a corporate logo, it is considered that blue creates a sense of security while showing loyalty and professionalism.
Within the tech sector, it also implies intelligence and modernity.
This explains why top social media and tech companies choose blue as their main colour.
Do you use colour to enhance your career?
If your dream job was to be employed by one of the leading organisations shown above. What colour would you wear to the interview?
You've got it! ...... BLUE
You have an important meeting with the Marketing Manager of HP to discuss a future collaboration. What colour would you wear to the meeting?
See the pattern here?
Blue is very versatile, it can make you feel sad or inspired, it can be the colour of the sky in Summer or Winter. The sea can be azur or almost black, why do children always colour a drop of water in blue? Elvis Presley loved his blue suede shoes, Levi's created jeans, blue jeans. The largest mammal is blue, Brides wear something blue. Smarties are best in blue and Fanta makes blue soda. Eyes can be blue, why is raspberry flavour blue?
What is blue and smells like red paint?
What does it mean to describe something as 'bluey?' It that even a word?
bluey - adjective - something that is almost or party blue
The sea can often be described as 'bluey green.' Meaning. a combination of blue and green, unable to desipher a definite shade of either colour.
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Keith Urban says "blue aint your colour"
Blue looks good on the sky
Looks good on that neon buzzin' on the wall
But, darling, it don't match your eyes
I'm tellin' you
You don't need that guy
It's so black and white
He's stealin' your thunder
Baby, blue ain't your color
I hope you like the song as much as I do and learn with it. Songs teach us so many things about the language and the culture!
Here is a list of the top 10 songs using blue in the title: (all links lead to videos with English lyrics)
Which one is your favourite. Why?
Do you enjoy the melody or relate to the words?
Myabe it brings back memories or reminds you of someone special?
Blue is a popular colour in Football. How many club shirts can you name with blue as the dominant colour?
In 1972, one British Premiership club released a song which became their Anthem and continues to be sung on the terraces today:
Blue is the colour, football is the game
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