online dating letter #51

She wanted to know the who invented the phrase “Orange Alert”. I told her.


The history of “Orange Alert” is varied and deep. Ceaser Chavez and his fellow farm workers used the phrase to tease anyone that had taken on an orange hue from using an improper orange picking technique. A similar term was “Grape Face”.

In the early 70’s “Orange Alert” was used by realtors in the lower east side of Manhattan to signify the growing methadone population.

1983 was the year the DC punk band, “Scurvy” released their debut album entitled “Orange Alert”.

It’s amazing what you can learn by making it up.


Maybe she thought the Internet only gives real answers.

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