Posted by David FG on March 28, 2007
In Reply to: Red and green shouldn`t be seen or is it blue and green posted by pamela on March 27, 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.