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    Why is anything considered naughty / risque said to be "blue" ???

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    Because it would sound crap if it was said to be turquoise. :thumbsup:

    Syzable;5938270

    Because it would sound crap if it was said to be turquoise. :thumbsup:



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    suggestive of sexual impropriety; "a blue movie"; "blue jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip"
    (synonym) blue, gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, spicy
    (similar) sexy

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    RUDOLF;5938290

    suggestive of sexual impropriety; "a blue movie"; "blue jokes"; "he skips … suggestive of sexual impropriety; "a blue movie"; "blue jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip"(synonym) blue, gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, spicy(similar) sexy



    ... yes but why "blue" ?????

    "The term "Blue laws" dates back to 1781 when the Reverend Samuel Peters published his history of Connecticut. He painted the strict laws of the puritan colonists as "blue laws," or laws that were enforced by brutality. "Blue laws" became shorthand for any strict, old-fashioned laws, such as laws forbidding liquor sales on Sundays.

    The use of the word "blue" to refer to risqué content was first recorded in Scotland in 1824. the Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia linked "blue" with a "smutty touch in song-singing, chatting, or piece of writing." One theory as to why "blue" meant "lewd" is that prostitutes in prison may have been dressed in blue gowns. Another theory mentions a series of ribald French books titled Bibliotéque Blue."

    answerbag.com/q_v…808

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    ChipSticks;5939113

    "The term "Blue laws" dates back to 1781 when the Reverend Samuel Peters … "The term "Blue laws" dates back to 1781 when the Reverend Samuel Peters published his history of Connecticut. He painted the strict laws of the puritan colonists as "blue laws," or laws that were enforced by brutality. "Blue laws" became shorthand for any strict, old-fashioned laws, such as laws forbidding liquor sales on Sundays.The use of the word "blue" to refer to risqué content was first recorded in Scotland in 1824. the Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia linked "blue" with a "smutty touch in song-singing, chatting, or piece of writing." One theory as to why "blue" meant "lewd" is that prostitutes in prison may have been dressed in blue gowns. Another theory mentions a series of ribald French books titled Bibliotéque Blue."http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/315808




    Thank you for the explanation:thumbsup:

    MikeL;5939610

    Thank you for the explanation:thumbsup:



    No worries, I was instantly intrigued when I read the thread, so went to find out lol

    :thumbsup:
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