Help me prove my mother is wrong

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Capella, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Capella

    Capella Guest

    Driving with my mom today, we passed this car that's an usual color. My mom says, "That's like...umm...uhh...Peggy Fleming color."

    I knew the word/color she meant, and she was shocked. I told her that most of the skating ubers (i.e., FSUers) would know what word/color she was trying to think of. She didn't think so.

    Which of us is correct?
     
  2. Matryeshka

    Matryeshka Well-Known Member

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    Chartreuse? That color?
     
  3. overedge

    overedge Well-Known Member

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    If the car was chartreuse, then your mom is wrong, and a lot of FSUers (particularly the older ones) would indeed recognize it as Peggy Fleming's colour.

    If it was some other colour, then you are wrong :lol:
     
  4. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    You can also tell your mom how we know it because we've heard the story about how Peggy's mom picked the color to subconsciously appeal to the local fans by picking a color similar to the color of the liqueur made by the nearby monks. And my mom doesn't post on FSU, but as a skating fan, she'd definitely know the color of Peggy's dress.
     
  5. Ozzisk8tr

    Ozzisk8tr Well-Known Member

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    I'm with most. I knew. Go bitch slap that woman down and tell her never to doubt you again. Or FSU will stalk her.
     
  6. StonewshMullet

    StonewshMullet New Member

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    chartreuse
     
  7. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break Well-Known Member

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    I know it's chartreuse, and I was born 19 years after she wore that costume :lol:
     
  8. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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  9. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness LYUBOV HAS BEEN FREED!

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    I also was born well after Peggy wore that costume and know exactly the color your mom means ;)

    Kiira Korpi wore a similar color long-sleeve dress for her SP last season.
     
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  10. Jodi

    Jodi Caulkhead forever

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    Yep, that's the reason I know! :lol:
     
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  11. Lacey

    Lacey Well-Known Member

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    Chartreuse it was, yes named after the liqueur. And that picture was to die for, look at her hair, I had forgotten it was so bouffant!
     
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  12. taf2002

    taf2002 Texas slumlord

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    Are you crazy? You can't bitch slap your mother!

    PS I knew the color too.
     
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  13. Matryeshka

    Matryeshka Well-Known Member

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    Wrong thread. Oops.
     
  14. myhoneyhoney

    myhoneyhoney Well-Known Member

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    and

    :rofl:... and this is part of why I LOVE FSU so much! :lol:
     
  15. Capella

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    I'm so proud of you all. I knew you wouldn't let me down!
     
  16. Matryeshka

    Matryeshka Well-Known Member

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    Now you have to tell us whether or not you bitch slapped your mom or not. Not that I'm advocating this, you understand, but if you did, I'd understand. :p
     
  17. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    What the hell is chartreuse? I have no clue. And I'm gay. :D
     
  18. myhoneyhoney

    myhoneyhoney Well-Known Member

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    I had to click the picture links to find out. I honestly thought it would be some fiery orange-pink color but I was wrong!
     
  19. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

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    I guess your point is proven already, but you can add me to the "Well, of course I knew that" list. I was also born quite some time after Peggy's competitive days.
     
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  20. DickButtonFan

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    I knew it was chartreuse too. She looked gorgeous.
     
  21. John 3 17

    John 3 17 Well-Known Member

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    Chartreuse! Peggy's mom chose it because the Olympics were in France and the color is named for the French city. (I knew that without reading the thread)

    Do I win anything? LOL :lol:

    -Bridget :)
    Eep, so I was wrong about the city, it's the liqeuer... my mom would've remember that story better than I as I wasn't born yet :eek:
     
  22. Grannyfan

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    I knew.
     
  23. Choupette

    Choupette Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know, but I'm not from the right generation nor from the right country. ;)
     
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  24. Capella

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    I would NEVER do anything harmful to my mother! :eek:

    I did, however, "nyah nyah I was right and you were wrong" her. I mean, that didn't seem unreasonable! :saint:
     
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  25. Aussie Willy

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    Glad we were all able to help.

    And just proves that you should never ever argue with FSUers.
     
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  27. Capella

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    For Ziggy

    Do you feel more gay now? Don't want to cause any unnecessary identity crisis. :)
     
  28. Aussie Willy

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    I think you are lucky you can have a skating argument with your mum. My mum wouldn't know anything about it.

    Maybe we need to start a Ziggy support group for his lack of knowledge about Chartreuse.
     
  29. shan

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    Count me in as knowing! I remember seeing it on Lifetime Intimate Portraits. :)
     
  30. allezfred

    allezfred Hideous Admin Staff Member

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    I'm probably alone in thinking that the colour and the dress were both awful. :slinkaway