Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Quick Step Back in Time...

KPBS has a radio program entitled "A Way With Words" wherein they and callers discuss phrases oft used and words that call for definitions. Where'd that phrase come from, what does that word mean. Seldom heard kinds of things that older generations used or new generations are using. So an email from a writer friend just stopped me cold yesterday. Here it is:

Oh the whole family is colored (well, except for Wendy, my aunt from England who makes milk look dark). The rest of us are indeed colored – in the old Crayola boxes our color used to be called “flesh” until Crayola got a smidgen of a clue.

Just consider that. Whoa!!!


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