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Why red light area is called so i mean red??

pl dont answer bakwas

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Asked by Rajendra Ghanekar, 07 Apr '10 12:37 pm
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The term "red-light district" was first recorded in the United States in 1894, in a newspaper article in The Milwaukee Sentinel of Wisconsin. Other mentions from the 1890s are numerous, from locations all over the United States.

In the 19th century, the term "red light" was associated with the red lanterns carried by railway workers (which the latter left outside brothels when they entered).[citation needed]

Another suggestion for origin were the red paper lanterns (a color associated with sensuality) hung outside brothels in ancient China for identification. The color red has been associated with prostitution for millennia. In the Bible, Rahab, a prostitute in Jericho, aided the spies of Joshua and identified her house with a scarlet rope. This saved her household from the massacre which was usually suffered by a successfully besieged city. During World War I, there were many brothels in Belgium and France; authorities marked them with blue lights for brothels for officers, and ...more
Answered by vivek singh, 07 Apr '10 12:42 pm

 
  
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Its not been created a day before
this name was given by the indian printing media in the time of britishers
Answered by apoorv aloke, 07 Apr '10 12:41 pm

 
  
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Stop Think and then Go. If u dont want bakwas better see some encylopedia
Answered by Gernal Singh, 07 Apr '10 12:39 pm

 
  
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According to the Origin of Phrases site, the term "red-light district" dates back to the railroading days around the beginning of the 20th century. Railroad crews used red lanterns for signaling and lighting, and most crew members carried one with them as they left the train yard. When they paid a visit to a working girl, the men would leave the lantern on the porch of the prostitute's house while they were inside, probably to signal that she was busy.

The Phrase Finder bulletin board offers another explanation, stating the term dates back to the 1890s. Prostitutes would put red shades on candles and electric lamps, and place these lights in their windows to advertise their trade. This practice has continued to the present day in some places, most notably in Amsterdam. The city's red-light district is locally called the Walletjes or Wallen (both referring to the walls) or Rosse buurt (meaning the red or pink neighborhood). In the Netherlands, prostitution has long been accepted, an ...more
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 07 Apr '10 12:49 pm

 
  
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