howard at brazee.net
Tue Nov 3 03:25:40 GMT 2015
> On Nov 2, 2015, at 7:36 PM, Peter Granzeau <pgranzeau at cox.net> wrote:
>> [Ta, L. Now wondering what the origin of "red-letter [whatever]" may be.
> I always rather assumed that red-letter days sprang from the habit of printing holidays on calendars using red ink, but come to think of it, that should be 'red-number days", should it not? But the habit of using red ink for special purposes is used for many other things (I am thinking of a Bible, for instance, where every word spoken by Jesus was printed in red; everything else was in black.)
Not quite the same thing as Scarlet letters…
But here’s Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_letter_day
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