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DH vs the rest of the household

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#1 liveworkplay

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

So, DH is the only male in the house (discounting the cat)

He just went and brought some new undies. We (the girls) say they are pink. He says they are red.
The official colour is "watermellon"

So Red or Pink? What is your vote?

#2 Expelliarmus

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:03 PM

If it's watermelon it's red.

#3 Mummy Em

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:03 PM

'Watermelon' is pink to me.

#4 toosenuf

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:06 PM

depending on the shade, but i would say it would be more red than pink.

#5 Cranky Old Woman

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:08 PM

Hot pink

#6 elizabethany

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:08 PM

From my quick google search of "mens underwear watermelon" they all look pink to me.

#7 Heffalump

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

It depends.  Do you want him to wear them?

#8 au*lit

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

Watermelon is most definitely pink.

#9 Lazycow

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:14 PM

I'm going to go with pink, although depending on the shade of watermelon it could be red..

#10 Ianthe

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

QUOTE (Heffalump @ 12/01/2013, 04:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It depends.  Do you want him to wear them?


Watermelon to me would be red. But that doesn't mean the actual pairs he has are actually red.

And while we are on the subject why is it that no males in my house can identify navy blue. It.is.not.black.

Edited by Ianthe, 12 January 2013 - 03:15 PM.

#11 poss71

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

I think "red", with a raise of the eyebrows, should do the trick.

Do they look good on him?


Edited by poss71, 12 January 2013 - 03:16 PM.

#12 **Xena**

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:16 PM

Watermelon is a fruit not a shade. Same as salmon is a fish not a colour. Why can't they just call them pink or red. Irks me to no end laughing2.gif

#13 Aribika

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:19 PM

Sorry, I'm too busy laughing to give an answer.  But men can wear pink anyway.  I just bought my DS 10yo a pink drink bottle at his insistence.


#14 Bel Rowley

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:27 PM

Watermelon to me is on the pink/red border.

#15 Froger

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:28 PM

Pink is just "light red" anyway, so I'd be voting red to be on the safe side (can't go wrong).

#16 Canberra Chick

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:31 PM

The fruit watermelon has red flesh unless its a bit underripe, then it's pale pink

#17 spear_maiden

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:36 PM

Based on what came up after my trusty google search, I'd say more pink than red. wink.gif

DH and I discovered we have different perceptions of greys/blues.  I'm more likely to see blue, he's more likely to see grey.  Used to result in me asking "have you seen my blue jacket?" and him replying, "what blue jacket?  Oh, you mean the grey one?"...

#18 **Xena**

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:41 PM

QUOTE (Studybug @ 12/01/2013, 04:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Based on what came up after my trusty google search, I'd say more pink than red. wink.gif

DH and I discovered we have different perceptions of greys/blues.  I'm more likely to see blue, he's more likely to see grey.  Used to result in me asking "have you seen my blue jacket?" and him replying, "what blue jacket?  Oh, you mean the grey one?"...

He might be blue/green colour blind. My Dad is and he has the same issue with shades of blue, grey and green.

#19 ubermum

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:51 PM

Men are more prone to being colour blind than women so I would trust the girly eyes of the house.

#20 Pull Up A Beanbag

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

See, I would always call watermelon pink, even when ripe.

Apples are red.  Firetrucks are red.  Lychees are red.

Watermelon is pink.

#21 katrina24

Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:55 PM

My DD's wall is painted watermelon and it's definitely pink.

#22 Oriental lily

Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

I have ths same debate with DH about the colour of his Volvo.

It's called 'pearl red' but on a bright sunny day it deffinately looks pink.

On a cloudy day or at night it looks red.

I have our three girls calling it the pinky pink car.

A pink Volvo is probably the most unmasculine car you can have lol.

So it's funny to stir.

Regarding watermelon.

If I was to paint a watermelon I would deffinately be adding white to a red base colour.

So it's a pink for me!

#23 Etcetera

Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:55 AM


#24 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

Pink is a shade of red, so it's a weird discussion.

#25 melaine

Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:34 AM

QUOTE (Pooks_ @ 13/01/2013, 09:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pink is a shade of red, so it's a weird discussion.

It's weird isn't it, that pink gets it own colour name when it's just red with white added. If you do the same to blue or yellow you get light blue or pale yellow, rather than a whole new name.

Anyway, I think watermelon is definitely heading to the pink end of the spectrum!

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