Everyone of a certain generation knows what red ink on a school paper means.
But kids in the future might not recognize red ink as a teacher's way of drawing attention to mistakes.
That little bit of lore became even more interesting recently when I heard that it is a long and continuing tradition for the head of the British Secret Intelligence Service to sign all documents in green ink.
The oddness of the idea that green ink bears so much meaning, and the ironic connection between the psychologically challenged and the professionally paranoid bore more investigation. How exactly did the colour green come to have such negative significance to the British? Continue reading
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