The word “yellow” comes from the Old English geolu, or geolwe, which derived from the Proto-Germanic word gelwaz (from Wikipedia

Je vois la vie en jaune

In Italian the word “giallo (= yellow)” comes from the ancient French jalne which derived from the latin gǎlbinum and gǎlbus, meaning “light green, yellow”. (See here for the full etymology of the word in Italian.)

I love yellow, and yellow is all around.

The rooms of my house are painted yellow and many things all over my house are yellow.

Laburnum (in Italian maggiociondolo) flowers (my favourite ones) are yellow, as well as roses, dalhia flowers, tulips, daisies, brooms and many other beautiful spring flowers.


Canaries, yellowhammers (in Italian zigolo giallo, you can listen to their beautiful song on YouTube) and other birds are yellow.

Butterflyfish are yellow.

The Beatles’ submarine is yellow, and “Yellow” is also the title of a 2000 single by Coldplay.

Stars are yellow.

The Sun is yellow.

In rainy days such as these I miss very much its beneficial rays, that’s why I needed to write a yellow post today…

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