Wednesday, 13 April 2011

April A to Z blogging challenge Khaki

This challenge is inspired and initiated by Arlee Bird at Tossing It Out. The objective is to  post every day in April, apart from Sundays, using the alphabet sequentially.


Khaki is an Urdu word for dusty. It derives from the Persian ‘khak’ meaning dust.

It was first used for military uniform by a British corps of Guides during the Indian Mutiny of 1857. They were known as ‘The Mudlarks’.

11 comments:

  1. Wow! This is very interesting. I had no idea.

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  2. I didn't know this either. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I wondered how that funny name came about

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  4. I was going to wear my Khaki pants to work today and now I have a little tidbit of info to share :)

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  5. I've so enjoyed reading your informative alphabet posts...learning something new is one of life's ongoing treats...:)

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  6. Khaki is yellowish brown colour - usually khaki pants..hmmm..thanks for sharing..now I know some info about one of my favourite colour pants..

    Thanks for dropping by my blog

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  7. Never knew this tidbit. I love my khaki pants, but it's almost time for a new pair or two since I've about worn mine out.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  8. I had no idea Khaki is from Urdu! Strange as it may seem, it's one of my favourite colours. :)

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  9. well, now I know why they call them Khaki pants :) Interesting posts.
    Stopped by from the A-Z challenge

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  10. I always find the origin of words interesting.

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  11. Interesting! This kind of stuff is fun to learn.

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