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30 December 2008 @ 11:45 am
Understanding Athelind's Argot: "Avocado Age"  
Avocado Age: The 1970s, a period when Avocado Green and Harvest Gold were considered appropriate and fashionable colors for interior decoration, particularly in kitchen appliances.

(Posted by request of halfelf; really, anyone old enough to remember the era wouldn't have needed a definition.)
Araquan Skytraceraraquan on December 30th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
Hmm. We always called it "harvest gold."
Your Obedient Serpent: facepalmathelind on December 30th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC)
HARVEST gold! Thank you. I'm editing accordingly.
Araquan Skytraceraraquan on December 30th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
*grin* When we moved into an apartment in 1995, when I was nearing the end of my high school days, the complex, having been built in the '70s, was still equipped with harvest gold or avocado green appliances. They'd started swapping them out, starting with the green ones, which our unit had. Since we had our own fridge and stove we didn't want to find a place to store, though, we got them to let us install our own appliances, as this saved them money. Even now we're still using them.

The shower unit in the bathroom was also avocado green, and is to this day. Amazingly, you can still find a wide range of bathroom accessories that accent that color rather well...
KehzaFox: Potatoes on firekfops on December 30th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
I remember them being common places in a lot of houses, but then I might've had more exposure to these colours because I worked as an electrician's helper and we tended to do a lot of installs/deliveries/maintenance.
Hafochafoc on December 31st, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
Not the Disco Age? (shudder)

Anvil*: Raventhoughtsdriftby on December 31st, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
It could never match the Formica and Chrome period. Grey, red, and yellow Ice with Chrome... Add Fiesta-ware and life is good (except for the early lead content... and with the red, uranium oxide - early stuff only).
Families everywhere tossed out that old polished solid wood stuff for streamlined plastic and chrome. It was The FUTURE.