CatchThis Blog / color names

Beth Gerber

August 5, 2010

Everyone knows that nothing rhymes with orange. Product advertising has been inspired by the orange rhyming deficiency. So have books and t-shirts. Even band names perpetuate the cultural meme. But did you know that there are over 70 words in the English dictionary that don’t have rhymes? Or more interestingly that there are two other […]

Mark Skoultchi

March 5, 2008

We all know the difference between white-collar and blue-collar jobs. But recently I’ve been hearing a lot more about green-collar jobs. I found myself wondering where the term green-collar came from? And, what other colorful collars exist? Laurel first heard about green-collar jobs on NPR a few weeks ago. I heard John Edwards mention them […]