Semantic drift: "khaki"

David Bowie db.list at PMPKN.NET
Sun Sep 16 21:30:17 UTC 2007

From:    Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM>


>   But anyway, without checking your dictionaries, what color is "khaki"?

Growing up, it was clearly an olive green, most likely with brownish
overtones. It surprised me to no end once i got older and learned that
it could mean a light brown (possibly with greenish overtones).

David Bowie                               University of Central Florida
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