What Color is Your Speech?

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We humans are powerfully influenced by color. There are of course the associations we develop with specific colors, thanks to our culture. Red can mean good fortune, or something hazardous. White can be the color of death, or purity. And then there are moments that depend on color, like the emotional charge we get from a blue sky (without a cloud) or a spectacular sunset — of oranges, reds, and gold, gradually turning into blue, then indigo…