amber/yellow lights

Lynne Murphy lynnem at COGS.SUSX.AC.UK
Wed Nov 28 17:06:18 UTC 2001

Hello again,

In the UK the middle color on a traffic light is 'amber' but I grew up in
the US calling it 'yellow'.  I'm now confused about whether I've heard it
as 'amber' in the US as well.  Does anyone use 'amber'?  If so, is it
limited to certain regions or traffic control jargon?


Dr M Lynne Murphy
Lecturer in Linguistics
Acting Director, MA in Applied Linguistics
School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QH

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