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Wed Nov 28 16:42:28 UTC 2001
lynnem at COGS.SUSX.AC.UK,Net writes:
>In the UK the middle color on a traffic light is 'amber' but I grew up
>the US calling it 'yellow'. I'm now confused about whether I've heard
>as 'amber' in the US as well. Does anyone use 'amber'? If so, is it
>limited to certain regions or traffic control jargon?
Amber and yellow are both noted in OED as designating "caution" for
traffic lights. The OED labels yellow as U.S. but does not label amber.
World Book Dictionary notes yellow light but not amber light.
DARE doesn't have amber and isn't down to the Y's yet.
barnhart at highlands.com
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