(guy1)"Why don't you think im hot?"
(guy2)"Because im not that colourful"
by B-day November 7, 2007
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A mixed race person or people, especially if the mix includes African and European, or an adjective describing these people. Can be either a recent mixture with parents or grandparents of different races, or members of old mixed race groups like the Cape Coloureds of South Africa or the Rehobothers of Namibia. It is not derogatory or perjorative per se, but may be used that way by those who disapprove of racial mixing. Used throughout Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa, from Colonial British English.
The Coloureds of Zambia are usually the children or grandchildren of British and Zambian couples, while the Cape Coloureds of South Africa are the descendants of mixing involving Dutch, Khoisan, Indonesian and Bantu going back over two centuries.
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A concept invented by John Logie Baird in 1928 when he got bored with black and white. Black and white is considered to be more "classic" and timeless by most people, with colour generally only accepted in today's world as a means to making commentary on televised snooker tournaments simpler.
John Logie Baird (turning in grave): If I could turn back time, I think on balance I wouldn't have invented colour.
Graverobber: Why is that John?
Baird: I just don't think it has stood the test of time.
by Steve "Interesting" Davis August 27, 2008
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the prejudice or discrimination against individuals of a darker skin tone, like racism except it is usually among people of the same racial/ethnic group.
colourism within the black community has been a serious, emotional and ongoing battle
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Colour: One's perception of hue, lightness/brightness and saturation.

Note: This is the British and Canadian way of spelling colour, therefore, the correct way. I realize that American's think that they invented the English language (along with everything else)but they did not. The Brits or ENGLISH invented the language (where do you think the name came from?). Why do American's spell it color? Years ago when the first American dictionary was written, the person writing it was a horrible speller.
There are so many different pronounciations or accents in the United States, cul-er, call-or, cull-lur, cul-our, cal-or, etc.

I'm surprised they can spell anything correctly, because they seem to have difficulty with phonetics.

I love my new colouring book and crayons! Do you want to colour with me?
His depiction of the situation is coloured due to his personal involvement.
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1: The british variation of the word which the Americans spell as "color".

2: A cause of lengthly and meaningless discussions over which way to spell the word is superior.
A: Bloody hell, it is spelt coloUr!
B: Hell no, it is spelt color! Without a u!
C: Whatever guys...
by Lazareth Link February 11, 2005
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The british spelling of color...

americans say color
what colour is your car?
by someone July 9, 2003
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