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It's petrel, not petrol, when talking about the colour...

(83 Posts)
MirandaGoshawk Thu 17-Oct-13 16:10:54

It's spelt wrongly in all the bloody clothes catalogues. Have they not noticed that petrol, if you spill a drop a fiver's worth is clear?

A petrel, OTOH, is a bird. A blue one. Petrel blue. Can we start a campaign?

ohmymimi Sun 20-Oct-13 19:18:20

I've either invented a new colour or Muphry is trolling again.

TheWomanTheyCallJayne Sun 20-Oct-13 19:19:47

Patrol blue grin
Don't you just love typos/autocorrect

ohmymimi Sun 20-Oct-13 19:22:20

I've either invented a new colour and itrm of clothing or Muphry is trolling again.

ohmymimi Sun 20-Oct-13 19:23:50

Muffry is stalking me - HELP.

ohmymimi Sun 20-Oct-13 19:25:44

Jayne - love is not the word that comes to mind.

BananasInNegligees Sun 20-Oct-13 22:11:40

Patrol blue could be a colour.
Better than Petrel blue anyhow grin

CatWithKittens Mon 21-Oct-13 09:50:50

Could the answer to all this be that there are in fact two colours and everybody is right, except in saying that they alone are right? By the way there could very well be a Patrol Blue - from the old Army uniform dress colour of very dark navy blue.

gobbin Sun 10-Nov-13 15:45:49

Showing my age now, but anyone over 40 not remember the Esso ad in the 70s that went 'Bum bum bum bum....Esso blue'.

My dad always said that it was because petrol has a blueish tinge to it.

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