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    Help me prove my mother is wrong

    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?

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    Chartreuse? That color?
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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
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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.
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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.
    I guess the hard thing for a lot of people to accept is why God would allow me to go running through their yards, yelling and spinning around.


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    chartreuse

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    I know it's chartreuse, and I was born 19 years after she wore that costume

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Kitty View Post
    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.
    Yep, that's the reason I know!
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzisk8tr View Post
    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.
    Are you crazy? You can't bitch slap your mother!

    PS I knew the color too.

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    Wrong thread. Oops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzisk8tr View Post
    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.
    and

    Quote Originally Posted by taf2002 View Post
    Are you crazy? You can't bitch slap your mother!.
    ... and this is part of why I LOVE FSU so much!

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

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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.
    "The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play." –Olympic Charter

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    What the hell is chartreuse? I have no clue. And I'm gay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    What the hell is chartreuse? I have no clue. And I'm gay.
    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!

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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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    I knew it was chartreuse too. She looked gorgeous.

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