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Historical Events  Science
Chartreuse

Now you mention it...

MMDE: Chartreuse is a maroon shade of red

Current: Chartreuse is yellowish green

Wikipedia has it "exactly half way between yellow and green", and it was named after the color of a French liquer, but has it always been this light green shade? 

Many today remember it being a purplish red color, and are pointing to the change as another Mandela Effect.

It's taught in schools as being a tertiary color, but that doesn't really clear things up.

Let's just hope this isn't a color used on airport runways with any Mandela Effected pilots!

The great Puce switch debate

There is also the issue of puce. Many remember this being the color Charteuse is today, in other words the two switched over.

ZZ Top

ZZ Top sing "Charteuse" - are they onto the same thing here?

Chartreuse
You got the color that turns me loose
Chartreuse
That color just turns me loose
Better than Magenta
Better than Fuse
You got a shade that gets rid of the blues.