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ParadoxComic, January 7th, 2016, 8:56 pm ( Reply )
I don't know about you guys but eating shaved ice as a kid always helped me stop puking when sick.


ValEspejo, January 7th, 2016, 10:00 pm ( Reply )
It's the best sweet medicine :9
flayce, January 7th, 2016, 10:03 pm ( Reply )
"It's blue flavor"
Well darn then my fav flavor is purple plaid screw logic XD I absolutely love it when the shaved ice vendors just make flavors out of colors! Drives my friend nuts!
ecstacywolf, January 7th, 2016, 11:20 pm ( Reply )
its blue flavor. but i bet it tasted green and smells pink
troblsomtwins829 hahahahaha!
troblsomtwins829, January 8th, 2016, 12:11 am ( Reply )
"Blue flavor" love it XD
Kara (Guest), January 8th, 2016, 6:40 am ( Reply )
I dunno, there are certain things I associate with "color" flavors. If something is cherry-flavored, sometimes I'll just automatically say "red flavor, please" or raspberry for "blue flavor", since blueberry isn't loved around here much (except by me, it's my favorite berry).

Also, grass smells green, warm summer days smell yellow, and winter smells either gray or white. Blood smells, oddly, copper or iron. Maybe due to the taste. Not that I drink blood or anything, just when, like, licking a cut or something.
Kit (Guest), January 8th, 2016, 11:17 pm ( Reply )
@Kara: Have you heard of synesthesia? It sounds like you might have that!
ccRask, January 15th, 2016, 11:02 pm ( Reply )
@Kara, @Kit Sorry I have to butt in here but I have what I consider some knowledge on this topic. Apologies in advance

First of all, yes, synesthesia is a thing, it's when two or more senses overlap or combine, such as "smelling colors". It's absolutely something that some brains do. However--

What Kara is talking about (like grass smelling green) is something, I think, universal to the human experience. We associate a lot of things (emotions, scents, temperature, concepts) to colors, and we seem to do so innately. (I mean, really, associating the smell of grass with the color green, which grass is, isn't that big of a cognitive leap; I don't think you could pull a diagnosis of synesthesia from that.)

This is a bit of an aside, but-- the whole study of color psychology deals with associations we attach to colors, and it's fascinating. We seem to all agree that red, orange, and yellow are 'warm' colors, for example-- they "feel" warm, and looking at a picture of only these colors certainly has the psychological effect of warmth or heat. Our brains pick out the color yellow first before any other color (this is why the lines in the middle of the road are yellow). Some associations are cultural-- like wearing white on your wedding day in America to represent purity, while you wear white to a funeral in Japan-- but associations, whatever they may be, seem inevitable in the human experience.

Taking a step back from that deep philosophical conversation; many companies that artificially flavor their food do so in very broad trends, i.e. red = cherry, purple = grape; and these very flavors are so synthesized that they barely taste like the fruit they're based on. And I mean, when's the last time you saw a blue raspberry (often the flavor name given to something blue)?

In essence, calling a flavor 'blue' instead of 'berry' is more honest and accurate. And I would be surprised to find someone that doesn't automatically know what Dake means when he calls the flavor blue. I know I can recall the taste of 'blue' flavor without a problem.