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Re: Any colour

Posted by Bob on April 19, 2007

In Reply to: Re: Any colour posted by ESC on April 19, 2007

: : "A customer can have any colour he wants so long as its black" - Henry Ford. I need to find similar phrase as mentioned above.

: Hobson's choice. See http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/183300.html

Henry, being a Yank, would have spelled it "color," of course. But do you know why the choice was black? Particularly "china black," for all his Model T's? It's because that was the fastest-drying color (or colour) and he could keep his assembly line moving faster.