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From: Wade T.Smith <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 6:04 PM
Subject: Re: Debate opens anew on language and its effect on cognition
> 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.
The phrase is the ' yellow press ', newspapers that hunt down sensational
items about the rich and famous.
There is another one, ' yellow union ', unions who choose the side of the
employers are called like that.
We got an expression over here, ' he looks like the yellow envy ', some-
one is so piss... off with something that he/ she turns yellow, that due to
working of the gall.
Also, a blue Monday, ( in Dutch we got the expression, ' running a blue one
sorry for the translation)_ that means be turned down, be jilted.
Literally, paleface or whitey is in Dutch " palefart "....
What a world....
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