Re: WORD: Amber or Yellow

Subject: Re: WORD: Amber or Yellow
From: Richard Dimock <red -at- ELSEGUNDOCA -dot- ATTGIS -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 1995 14:55:20 PDT

Beverly asks:

One of the db fields is called Status, and the values are Red,
Amber, or Green. My question: Why Amber? What in the blazes
is wrong with Yellow?

Dick responds:

In days of yore, glass lenses for tail lights and indicator
lights came in fewer colors. Amber was a common color for glass;
yellow was not.

The military seems to see no reason to change when
something is working properly.

Check this answer around the Fort.

Heck, why ask US! You have the SMEs on military history right
at your fingertips. Ah... doorstep.

Dick DImock
El Segundo, CA
In response to overwhelming encouragement,
I shall tell the True Story behind the
expression "Eat Crow".

During the American Revolution, a rebel
soldier was hunting for something tasty
to augment the meager rebel rations. He
tramped through woods and fields around
his camp. Game was scarce, probably due
to hungry rebel soldiers in the area. In
a field, he spotted a lone crow in a tree.

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