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Blue and Green should never be seen...
You know the saying Blue and Green should never be seen... What comes next. I have heard except upon an Irish queen/colleen, except in the washing machine and except with something in between. Which is right and where the does the actual saying originate from?
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As children...ie about 60 years ago...my sisters and I always used to chant your "Red and green should never be seen except upon an Irish queen" version. Washing-machines, effectively, didn't even exist at the time!(The word 'queen' in those days referred exclusively to a woman on a throne, you understand!)
....& green should never be seen. Fawn should never be worn. Only wear yellow if you are mellow. Never wear brown, when in town. The rhyme goes on to include all basic colours. You end up with only one colour that is OK to wear in each place / or none. The quote is from a black and white film. Don't know which one.