Writing with red pen

@fufurinha (11517)
Portugal
October 19, 2016 10:41am CST
I was wondering if you have had the same problem as I did. When I was at school, I wasn't allowed to write with a red pen. Teachers would say that they were the only one allowed to use them because they would correct exams with red pens. But I've always love to write titles and important stuff in red. It is the colour that catches more my sight. And it was hard not to break that rule. Do you usually write with a red pen? Back in school where you prohibit to write with a red pen?
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• United States
19 Oct 16
I don't often write with a red pen. It was the pen teachers only used
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@moffittjc (45238)
• Gainesville, Florida
20 Oct 16
I'm going to get my red pen and come draw little smiley faces on your hands!
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• United States
20 Oct 16
@moffittjc Don't write on my hand That'd annoy me surely, lol!
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@moffittjc (45238)
• Gainesville, Florida
20 Oct 16
@infatuatedbby Really? I think it will be fun! You don't like when people write on your hand? I used to love it when girls would write on my hands when I was in school! I'll draw smiley faces and hearts...you'll love it, I promise!
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@SIMPLYD (83052)
• Philippines
21 Oct 16
Yes, that's true also when i was in grade school even in high school . I think that's because red is easily detected so the teachers and professionals and auditors use it . As one of the auditors in our office , i use green ballpen while the other auditor uses red . That way , we can easily detect at one glance who is the auditor who audited the document.
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@fufurinha (11517)
• Portugal
21 Oct 16
That is a nice idea. Green also highlights for other colours.
@fufurinha (11517)
• Portugal
21 Oct 16
Green is also a good colour to highlitght words
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@SIMPLYD (83052)
• Philippines
24 Oct 16
@fufurinha Yes, because it can be easily seen .
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@ms1864 (6975)
• Bangalore, India
19 Oct 16
Yes, we were not allowed a red pen either, but i liked black pen better. We were not even allowed black...but i used to have it with me anyway....i had a rough book which i used it for. My rough books were the only place i could let my creativity shine.
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@fufurinha (11517)
• Portugal
20 Oct 16
I never enjoyed writing in black. Don't ask me why lol
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@ms1864 (6975)
• Bangalore, India
20 Oct 16
but now i am curious....
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@shirlys (113)
• Yantai, China
21 Oct 16
Were you not every allowed back? So what color did you used to use when you were at shcool ?
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@shirlys (113)
• Yantai, China
21 Oct 16
It is impolite to write a name in red ,maybe red name only for those people who are not alive.
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@fufurinha (11517)
• Portugal
21 Oct 16
Really? Impolite?
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@shirlys (113)
• Yantai, China
24 Oct 16
@fufurinha Yes ,In China it is .
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@fufurinha (11517)
• Portugal
25 Oct 16
@shirlys well, here is just forbidden in shools.
@cherigucchi (4866)
• Philippines
21 Oct 16
Same experience with you when I was in school. But I also use red pen to highlight something.
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@fufurinha (11517)
• Portugal
21 Oct 16
but were you prohibid?
@fufurinha (11517)
• Portugal
21 Oct 16
but here we couldn't even highlight things in red
@LoriAMoore (4665)
• United States
22 Oct 16
I write with whatever pen I happen to pick up - even pink ink sometimes. As a professor, I never use red to grade my students' papers because it freaks them out as if I "bled" on it.
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@fufurinha (11517)
• Portugal
25 Oct 16
But you don't grade your students' papers in pink right?
• Rochester, New York
22 Oct 16
I only buy and use black pens. I do have some red pens for editing my short stories, but I mostly use black. We were never allowed to use red pens, it was either blue or black.
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@fufurinha (11517)
• Portugal
22 Oct 16
Well, I've always written with blue pens. I don't like to write in black
@JESSY3236 (7295)
• United States
21 Oct 16
no. I don't. I always keep a black pen with me. It is said not to use color pens to use on applications.
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@fufurinha (11517)
• Portugal
21 Oct 16
Only black? I usually just write everything in blue
@moffittjc (45238)
• Gainesville, Florida
20 Oct 16
We were never allowed to write with a red pen in school, for exactly the same reason you described above. I do like red pens, but it's been a while since I've used one. I know I have two red pens in my desk at work, but I don't know why I have two when I never even use them!
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@fufurinha (11517)
• Portugal
20 Oct 16
I use them at work. It is good for titles and for important stuff
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
19 Oct 16
I heard red ink writing can be considered as an angry expression... therefore it could be considered rude to write a letter or something with red ink... when I was in school, I dreaded to see red ink on my tests or reports because that usually indicated a failing or below average grade...
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@fufurinha (11517)
• Portugal
20 Oct 16
Well, in my school, everything was corrected in red. Even if it was correct
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