Colored Perceptions

Etymology of Pink Slip Did the term 'pink slip' originate because employees were commonly sent dismissal notices printed on...
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Etymology of Blackmail Was blackmail so designated because letters of extortion were sent by mail?
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Etymology of Blue Laws Were American 'blue laws' so named because they were originally printed on blue paper?
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Etymology of Red Light District Did 'red light district' come from railway brakemen leaving their lanterns on cathouse porches?
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