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Poll #4504 colour question
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 37


The middle traffic light. Is it:

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yellow
23 (62.2%)

orange
3 (8.1%)

amber
11 (29.7%)

something else
0 (0.0%)

Date: 2010-09-22 03:29 am (UTC)
snickfic: (Default)
From: [personal profile] snickfic
I suspect this is one of those cases where the common language obscures the fact. It doesn't look particularly yellow to me, but 'yellow light' is the term everyone uses for it, so.

(At first I was afraid this poll would require that I remember the placement of the colors on the traffic light. Which I probably could do, but would not be confident of...)

Date: 2010-09-22 03:36 am (UTC)
snowpuppies: (Default)
From: [personal profile] snowpuppies
Huh. Interesting. Never heard it called "amber".

Date: 2010-09-22 06:07 am (UTC)
speaker_to_customers: (Mythbusters)
From: [personal profile] speaker_to_customers
I've never heard it called anything else. This is obviously one of those 'two nations divided by a common language' thing that doesn't crop up often enough to have registered on me previously.

Date: 2010-09-22 03:48 am (UTC)
kerri: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kerri
I've heard it referenced as an 'amber' light, but everyone here (Canada) calls it a yellow light. :P

Date: 2010-09-22 04:05 am (UTC)
juliet316: (BTVS: Spike bad boy)
From: [personal profile] juliet316
Don't know about everywhere else, but in my city the traffic lights are definitely bright yellow here.

Date: 2010-09-22 04:17 am (UTC)
rebcake: Spike & Dru: Good games for everyone (btvs spru good games)
From: [personal profile] rebcake
Yep, here on the Western Coast of the USA, they call them yellow lights, but if you actually look at the glass lenses up close, as I did at a recycled glass counter top factory, it does have an amber hue.

Date: 2010-09-22 04:48 am (UTC)
beer_good_foamy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] beer_good_foamy
Cooper on Twin Peaks talks about the beauty of small towns where "yellow lights mean slow down, not speed up." The beauty of that seals it. :-P

Date: 2010-09-22 12:34 pm (UTC)
lirazel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lirazel
Huh. I voted amber because that's the way the color looks to me. But...it's called the yellow light here.

Date: 2010-09-22 02:13 pm (UTC)
gillo: (test card)
From: [personal profile] gillo
We're definitely trained to call it "amber" in Britain - Highway Code, driving instructors, police etc etc. It's an orangey-yeallow colour, but the function is definitely the amber light.

We stop at traffic lights, not stop lights. Do you?

Date: 2010-09-22 02:15 pm (UTC)
kirby1024: Neon outline of Kirby on black (Kirby Neon)
From: [personal profile] kirby1024
Must be an outlier, because I'm definitely a "yellow light" Australian!

Date: 2010-09-23 12:43 am (UTC)
lily_lovely: Eliza Dushku looking dead sexy (Default)
From: [personal profile] lily_lovely
Yellow light all the way, although it is admittedly amberish.

But it would just be weird to call it a fancy name when the others are just red and green. If they were scarlet and emerald, maybe I'd say amber. :)

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