Tuesday, January 30, 2007

postal scrotum: red-letter days

Two letters! The Maven writes:

I think it's all bunk.

It should be READ-Letter... as it's LETTERS that get READ.

Just my two cents... whatever that might be worth in Korea, what with
inflation and the rate of exchange...

Peace ('two fingas")


And Sperwer offers a serious take:

Hi Kevin:

I think red letter days comes from the old missals (brevaries?) from those Saints Days in which the first Letter, usually of the saint's names, was in red. Probably goes back to medieval illuminated manuscripts.



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