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    A most unusual coloring book

    Whoops. I thought I was being funny when I left a comment on this Joanne Jacobs post (how does our Ms. Jacobs keep a straight face while documenting this stuff?) about the use of non-red correction pens in schools to avoid bruising children’s egos. Apparently, it’s a bad idea to mark errors with a color that connotes mistakenness. Amritas caught me in an elementary PC slip-up, though [bracketed]:


    Isn’t anyone going to stick up for poor, marginalized indigo? After all, it has associations with South Asian vegetable dyes, so it recalls the thrift and nobility of the time-honored household labor of women [womyn, Sean, womyn! -A] of color. It’s organic and cruelty-free, too.





    Man, I spent 1991-95 as a comparative literature major. At Penn. How’d I miss that one? I feel like that guy in Attack of the Killer Tomatoes who asks for ketchup.

    2 Responses to “A most unusual coloring book”

    1. Amritas says:

      “how does our Ms. Jacobs keep a straight face while documenting this stuff?”
      Maybe she doesn’t. I have no idea what her face looks like when she types her posts on e-duh-cation.

    2. Sean Kinsell says:

      She’s pretty good at keeping it from coming out her typing fingers is all I can say.