A colourful note: cornflower is a shade of medium-to-light blue that became a Crayola colour in 1949.
This colour name has a wide variety of uses. The most surprising one for me is the German popular song “Kornblumenblau” which takes pleasure in celebrating drunkenness, blau apparently being German slang for “drunk” (not something I learned when I studied the language).
Needless to say, I enjoyed the wine in Venice but no blau-ness for me!
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 8 March 2017
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