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25 Responses to Describing Colors To Blind People

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    Link: Describing Colors To Blind People - Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, talks about describing colors to blind people.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    December 7, 2012 at 9:18 pm
    Interesting.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 7, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    "Sporange" is the only word in the 20 volume Oxford Historical Dictionary that rhymes with Orange. Sporange is a very rare alternative form of sporangium (a botanical term for a part of a fern or similar plant).

    Another word that has no rhyme... SILVER.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    December 8, 2012 at 12:39 am
    If there is anyone on this Earth I hate. It would be this guy.

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    toblessed Female 30-39
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    December 8, 2012 at 2:32 am
    Orange, storage, porege
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    toblessed Female 30-39
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    December 8, 2012 at 2:35 am
    Silver, slither, river, bigger etc.
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    December 8, 2012 at 3:05 am
    I would describe colour as the difference between two things on top, or beside each other. Maybe have him touch a surface with different textures on it.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    December 8, 2012 at 5:50 am
    Auburnjunky, are you serious? this guy is great fun
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    December 8, 2012 at 5:58 am
    loved this!
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    December 8, 2012 at 7:55 am
    he didnt describe anything! what a moron
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    woomanfoo Male 18-29
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    December 8, 2012 at 8:12 am
    I can`t tell of toblessed is joking....Silver and bigger? Really?
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    December 8, 2012 at 8:39 am
    Woomanfoo:
    Please enlighten us with rhymes for silver. I know there are bugs called chiggers, I`ve worked with riggers and diggers, but silver?
    Toblessed:
    What the hell is porege?
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    woomanfoo Male 18-29
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    December 8, 2012 at 8:48 am
    Wasn`t my rhyme, Carmium. As Gerry said, there is no rhyme for silver.
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    December 8, 2012 at 9:45 am
    well, you can describe black as what he is living in. what he is seeing.
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    insane_ai Male 30-39
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    December 8, 2012 at 11:17 am
    Introduce him to someone with synesthesia and just listen for a while.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    December 8, 2012 at 2:51 pm
    Kaagan:
    "well, you can describe black as what he is living in. what he is seeing."
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    Probably not. Because he has been blind since birth, the part of his brain that is responsible for sight, probably never truly kicked in. A person who was sighted and becomes blind, would "see" black. A person who never had the sense to begin with would not "see" anything. That`s why he has such a hard time understanding colour.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    December 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm
    aj, it seems someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed today. o.o
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    December 8, 2012 at 8:51 pm
    It`s like explaining British humour to Ummericans.
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    Xprez Male 30-39
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    December 8, 2012 at 9:17 pm
    Draculya, not sure what you`re talking about, I love British humor as well as American. Stick to your cliches and stereotypes, they will get you far in life.
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    LightShaded Male 18-29
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    December 8, 2012 at 10:27 pm
    Haha excellent post today.
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    ByOwlPost Female 18-29
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    December 8, 2012 at 10:45 pm
    I`d describe colors to a blind person by the emotional impact most people get while seeing it.. But really it doesn`t matter much in the long run unless they just want to know. Colors have an underlying emotional impact.. Say you`re touching something made of ice-cold pointy metal. If it`s pink.. Despite all its harshness.. It has a girly impact.
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    cossack10 Male 18-29
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    December 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    Isn`t white all the colours smooshed together and black an absence of colour? Silly blind person.
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    HoneyPunch Female 13-17
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    December 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    well, he wouldn`t really be able to see black, either. i had a friend who would temporarily go blind on occasion. he claimed that the most accurate depiction of what it`s like to be blind is this: close one eye. you can see out the other, but the closed eye doesn`t necessarily register black so much as nothingness.

    also, I read somewhere that it`s like trying to see out your elbow.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 6:14 am
    Cossack, it is both... depending on whether or not one is referring to pigment color or light color.
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    EVILLECUTTER Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2012 at 9:43 am
    i want to smoke pot with this guy

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