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Blue Collar Worker

Posted by Bruce Kahl on April 04, 2000

In Reply to: Blue Collar Worker posted by Heather on April 04, 2000

: Please help!!

: What is the origin of the phrase, "Blue Collar Worker"...????

Blue collar as compared to a white collar on the shirt that you wore to your job.

People who work/worked in an indstrial setting will usually wear a non-white shirt on the job while people who work in the office performing clerical duties will wear a white shirt.

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