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On Wednesday, February 20, 2002, at 10:09 , Grant Callaghan wrote:
> In Chinese, "yellow journalism" is pornography.
Well, there is a phrase on this side of the globe that's exactly the
same. But it ain't about pornography, in any sexual sense, although it
does indicate journalism tending towards the sensational and
rumor-laden. It's more pejorative, and I believe the origin of it was
the type of paper used in the printing. There is another, separate (I
think) journalistic connection with yellow, originating from one of the
first comics, The Yellow Kid.
Lots of memes start with trivia.
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