Have you noticed how often red, white, and blue turn up in slang and common expressions? Communists are red (so we get red scare, etc.). We have red tape, roll out the red carpet, refer to some people as rednecks. We have the white line, and have old expressions like "that's white of you" and new ones like white-out. We get the blues, appoint blue ribbon panels, even even see blue movies. How many of the following can you define? Answers are in Answers and Solutions at the end of this issue.
Ashley, Leonard R. N.
"Red, White and Blue,"
Word Ways: Vol. 12
, Article 18.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol12/iss3/18