[LMB] Birthdays...

Kevin Kennedy kevink45 at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 3 04:35:12 GMT 2015




> 
> At 02:50 PM 11/2/2015, Lois McMaster Bujold 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.)
> 
> -- 
> Regards, Pete 
> 
>There's always my hardcover copy of _The Neverending Story_  printed in red and green ink.  One color for the storyline in our world, the other for Fantastica.

 		 	   		  


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