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Feb. 28th, 2012

Can anyone have a look at that : http://furia-roja.livejournal.com/695299.html#cutid1 and give me a grief translation?
And why are Barca called both Azulgrana and Blaugrana? Is this the same or is there a difference? I allways thought that AZUL was that kind of blue you see at Cote d'Azur ... any Barca-blue is nowhere near this kind of blue:(

Can you help?

BTW: can we have a "curious cule" tag?


Feb. 28th, 2012 08:22 am (UTC)
the only thing that bothers me is when folk think blaugrana means blue and red. that's not red. i don't want it to be red, ok.
Feb. 28th, 2012 09:16 am (UTC)
Grana is a color of mineral : garnet!

catalan wiki: granat: http://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granat_(color)

catalan wiki: granat(mineral) http://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granat_(mineral)

English wiki: garnet (mineral) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garnet

It makes sense, the only thing I don't get is why wiki translate granat (color) to maroon in English. when you switch the language http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maroon_(color) :o

Edited at 2012-02-28 09:24 am (UTC)
Feb. 28th, 2012 10:36 am (UTC)
i always thought it was either crimson or maroon in english. the name of the colour in romanian is very close to the catalan one: we call it "grena" and it's basically a dark red.
Feb. 28th, 2012 10:47 am (UTC)
I thought it would be crimson but crimson is carmesi in catalan ! :o !
Feb. 28th, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
This is a translation fail as garnet IS considered a shade of red and wikipedia claims that garnet comes from a middle English word that in fact means dark red. Oh well. Makes me happy, as I prefer garnet red to both crimson and maroon. It took me ages to figure it out, because the red that Barca uses is in fact garnet, os it's darker. Well, in the more traditional kit that is. :p

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