Talk:eminence

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RFV discussion: May–June 2016[edit]

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Rfv-sense - colour. SemperBlotto (talk) 07:06, 8 May 2016 (UTC)

I'd never heard of it until now, but I can find enough citations to attest it (Citations:eminence, google books:"eminence purple"). The colour itself seems to have been a fad of the late 1800s, and the word might be historical. It's also possible that the HTML colour swatch we and Wikipedia label 'eminence' isn't quite the same as the older colour, which one source describes as "rose purple" and which another calls "a bright violet tinge, verging on petunia, with a dash of red in it". - -sche (discuss) 07:34, 8 May 2016 (UTC)