Brown: (n) a color produced by mixing red, yellow, and blue, as of dark wood or rich soil.
Dirt is brown. Actually, more like soil.
Hair can be brown. Some people get nasty and call it “mousey brown.”
Tree bark’s brown. Which means some wood is brown. Some isn’t.
Eyes can be brown. Matter of fact they can be quite attractive when they are, though for some reason we extol blue.
Poop is brown, unless you’re sick or ate at an Indian restaurant.
But when I sat down and thought about brown, I realized that the times I’ve heard brown mentioned were never particularly favorable. Like I asked some guy what color his TV set was. He replied, “Well, it’s kind of an ugly brown, but you’re not gonna look at the casing anyway. You’re going to watch TV.”
Is brown ugly?
After all, if you have a pair of brown shoes, you can’t wear them with black. And they don’t look good with white. You can kind of wear them with beige and darker, right?
What happened to brown?
Was it targeted?
Or did it just try to add too many colors to itself and end up with mush?
Is mush brown?
No–it’s kind of “yellowish.”
Which brings up the term “brownish.” Is that a good thing?
How about brown skin? Does it suffer from the traditions of prejudice?
Or did it just lose favor because people don’t like brown?