Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Purple "untraditional" color?

A few days ago, I wrote about the Boston Globe's error in using the term "Immaculate Conception" in relationship to Christ's birth.

Today, a reader in Western Massachusetts wrote to tell me that Greenfield's Recorder captioned a photo of a Church decorated with wreaths and purple ribbons this way:

"St. James Catholic church on North Main Street in South Deerfield sports some untraditional colors for the holiday season."

I called the editor of the paper and told him that...uh...purple is very traditional for the Advent season.

The online version now omits the words "untraditional colors" but still doesn't quite get it right.

Oh, well...