Why is Pink called Pink?

Have you ever wondered why Pink is called pink instead of light red?  Some how it gets its own color name like blue, green, red, orange, purple, brown, black, white,and yellow when it is just a different value of red.  No other color does that.  Navy blue, baby blue, all have “blue” as part of the name.  Think about it, all other colors do the same thing.  Even tan, we still think of as brown, but how many of you think of pink as red?  The only exception to this is maybe lavender  which is a specific type of purple, but that is iffy in my book.  It is my experience that men don’t know the difference between lavender and purple, but they all know the difference between pink and red.


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