British Racing Green

Huh, I did not know this.  Boing Boing has an interesting quip about British Racing Green: “Most countries have national colors, but many are shared. As a result, Britain chose a deep, rich shade of green to distinguish itself in competitive endeavors from rivals who had already claimed red, white and blue. The association is now so close (especially in motorsports) that the shade is often called British Racing Green. But did you know it was originally selected as a mark of respect for the Irish?

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