July 15th, 2004


Am I a "green ink"?

I learned a while ago that the "letters from loons" that get sent to newspapers editors with strange political positions, and to university physics departments that claim strange alternative scientific theories (often with claims of overturning or explaining quantum physics and/or relativity) are usually called "green ink", because said loons seem to favor handwriting (in either tiny blockprint or in a crabbed or spidery script) with that color of ink.

Given that my preferred writing ink is Private Reserve Sherwood Green, and my handwriting is a idiosyncratic italic, this makes me a little bit, uncomfortable.