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157 Post author: Yvain 27 August 2012 03:36AM

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Comment author: J_Taylor 28 August 2012 10:38:28PM 2 points [-]
Comment author: NancyLebovitz 30 August 2012 02:23:06PM 5 points [-]

So far as I know, the association of pink with girls and blue with boys is a western custom which only goes back a century or so.

Comment author: Jiro 20 April 2017 06:55:02PM 2 points [-]

Response to old post:

Appears to be an urban legend.

Summary: Checking Google Books shows lots of references to pink for girls/blue for boys, and no references to the opposite, going back to the 19th century.

Note: Wikipedia links to this article, but summarizes it in a way which makes it sound much weaker than it really is.

Comment author: J_Taylor 30 August 2012 11:18:08PM 3 points [-]

Precisely.