Talk:Roy G. Biv

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Haha I've never been able to remember the order of the colors in the rainbow, but if anyone can help me memorize them, it's TMBG. -Cronny

Ha! I took my Chem final today and there was a bonus question that almost nobody but me knew: "What does ROYGBIV stand for?" Thank you once again, TMBG!

Boards of Canada has a track called "Roygbiv" on the 1998 release Music Has the Right to Children. Coincidence or cover? Akagi 23:31, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

I wouldn't even consider it a coincidence, it's a fairly common term. Great album, though. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 00:05, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

More like "Roy C. Amv"[edit]

Does it bug anyone else that some of the colors in the video are wrong?

The color shown that is supposed to be indigo is much closer to something like magenta. Indigo is actually a blue-violet. ( I have minor squabbles over the shades of green and blue used, which would more accurately be called chartreuse and azure, but they are considered shades of those colors, whereas magenta is NOT a shade of indigo!)

It's too bad there isn't a follow up teaching kids about chartreuse, spring green, cyan, azure, magenta and rose.

Colorblind Diyva[edit]

We just got the DVD, and the indigo/purple thing bugged me a lot. It looked like the illustrator swapped those two colors, if anything. Not John and John's fault, obviously, but poor oversight by whoever was producing the videos... -neil d

ho chi minh is a colorful man

Blue vs Indigo vs Violet[edit]

Quoting Wikipedia:

Indigo is therefore counted as one of the traditional colors of the rainbow, the order of which is given by the mnemonic Roy G. Biv. James Clerk Maxwell and Hermann von Helmholtz accepted indigo as an appropriate name for the color flanking violet in the spectrum.

Later scientists conclude that Newton named the colors differently from current usage. According to Gary Waldman, "A careful reading of Newton's work indicates that the color he called indigo, we would normally call blue; his blue is then what we would name blue-green or cyan."