Sunday, November 23, 2008

TRIVIA - RED TAPE

Did you know that the phrase, "red tape," the rigid application of regulations and routine, resulting in delay in getting business done, got its name from the color of the tape that was commonly used to tie official papers.

The term occurs as early as 1658.

6 comments:

MonMonMon said...

OK! Now I know the meaning of the phrase! Additional knowledge. Thanks!

chrissred said...

thanks for the info, so that's where it came from.... one thing I dread to work on but thankfully in the end all's done =)

Bay Martin said...

@ MonMon

Thanks! You are learning a lot reading through my blogs ha!

Bay Martin said...

@ Chrissred,

You are always welcome! It's real and it's happening everywhere!

Ka Jun said...

Ah, dun pala galing sa phrase na "red tape." Interesting, ang dami mo talagang alam!

Bong said...

Ngayon ko rin nalaman ngekkk!