[LMB] Birthdays...

Howard Brazee 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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