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#172708 - 01/21/08 02:41 PM Color Blue  
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The color Blue is also used as "Bluie" to describe a red haired person on a sports team in Australia. The general rule for organizing a team is that you need at least one "Bluie" since they are presumed to be more reckless and crazier than aother members.

#172780 - 01/22/08 05:11 PM Re: Color Blue [Re: pretzldog]  
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How interesting. Have you any idea how the term "bluie" came to designated a red-haired person?

#172788 - 01/22/08 06:27 PM Re: Color Blue [Re: Sparteye]  
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'bluey' is also the term used for a bushman's bundle, the outside cover of which is often blue. other than that, I understood it was typical Strine foolishness.

-joe (Bruce) friday

#172789 - 01/22/08 06:38 PM Re: Color Blue [Re: tsuwm]  
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Maybe it's one of those things like when you call a small guy "moose" or a huge guy "tiny"

#172807 - 01/23/08 02:05 AM Re: Color Blue [Re: Sparteye]  
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More info. here, including a couple of reliable sources:
bluey

#172816 - 01/23/08 05:02 AM Re: Color Blue [Re: Jackie]  
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I always assumed that it was due to the bluish cast of skin that some non-tanning type redheads have. No idea why tho'


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