Posted by Jamy (126.96.36.199) on December 16, 1999 at 20:49:10:
In Reply to: It's cryptical but quite easy if you think of it. posted by Ted on December 16, 1999 at 14:11:54:
I get a subscription to the magazine Red Herring. As they explain the term it originated way back when prisoners who had escaped and were fleeing and back tracking it was found that the herring fish rubbed over their tracks put bloundhounds off their scent. The soil was clay and therefore red ergo, red herring.
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