Posted by RRC on March 28, 2007
In Reply to: Red and green shouldn`t be seen or is it blue and green posted by David FG on March 28, 2007
: : : : : There is a difference of opinion at our home on the phrase red and green shouldn`t be seen or is it blue and green shouldn`t be seen, does anyone have a comment to back up which is the correct phrase?
: : : : It's awlays been 'red', as far as I'm concerned.
: : : The little rhyme to make it a mnemonic device is "_____ and green should never be seen, unless there's something in between." Whether the blank is filled with blue or red seems to be in dispute.
: : The last time we talked about this I said that the version my family used was the "blue and green" one. This wasn't correct - according to everyone else it was "red and green should never be seen except with something in between". (So a red skirt and a green shirt with a purple belt is OK under this rule). Either way, I'm sure you could find plenty of examples of where either of the combinations look dreadful or good. Pamela
: I'm with Pamela on this: as far as I'm concerned it has always been 'blue and green'. This strikes me as being obvious; the combination is not pleasing, whereas red and green together look OK.
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