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So, I was online, looking up stuff about astronomy because I am a lazy ass and can never get to class on time and have a test on Monday when I came across this:

The visible spectrum



How Roy G. Bv Lost a Vowel
The sequence of colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet may be remembered by memorizing the name of that fine fellow "ROY G. BV". This was originally "ROY G. BIV", because it used to be common to call the region between blue and violet "indigo". In modern usage, indigo is not usually distinguished as a separate color in the visible spectrum; thus Roy no longer has any vowels in his last name.

Date: 2008-02-24 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
That makes me so happy because I hate indigo.

Date: 2008-02-24 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pi-is-not-three.livejournal.com
Damn it. That was from me.

Date: 2008-02-25 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jtggodqos.livejournal.com
...
now how am I supposed to write that out phonetically?
[roi ʤi bv] just doesn't work. :/

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