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Magenta Donuts

Friends,
A color's designation as primary or secondary depends on whether you're mixing light (aka additive color) or paint (aka subtractive color). Interestingly, the primary additive colors are secondary subtractive colors, and vice versa --tertiaty colors are the same for both. Additive primary colors (red, green and blue) are all monosyllabic --fitting for the direct approach characterizing the tech crowd that uses them. Subtractive primaries, on the other hand, take longer to say, which is also appropriate for the artistic crowd that uses these pigments. Although yellow and cyan are a mouthful, magenta takes the prize as the boldest. This youngest of primary colors (coined in 1859) is a true rebel. Named after after a napoleonic battle in northern Italy, this bold trisyllabic hue won't be ignored. Of course, with this week's completion of the Sprint acquisition by T-Mobile, if I took a shot every time I heard the color named, I would have permanent liver damage by now. To celebrate, instead of shots, I'll get myself a strawberry frosted donut. Here's to new T-Mobile's success.
Happy Friday!

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