Green collar

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Oct 16 13:21:54 UTC 2008

At 11:16 PM -0700 10/15/08, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
>In tonight's Washington State gubernatorial debate, Christine Gregoire
>slipped the expression "green collar" into one of her responses,
>referring to people who work in green industries. "Green collar
>worker" gets just over 6000 Googits.
>Because the presidential debate had a strong focus on a new-energy
>economy, I thought the word would have been more useful for Obama or
>McCain to use. BB
>The American Dialect Society -

Maybe it sounds too much like a side-effect of all that green around the gills.


The American Dialect Society -

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