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Racing for Pinks and Pink Slips

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Wendy from Charlotte, North Carolina, was baffled when a co-worker asked, Are you ready to race for pinks? The phrase racing for pinks refers to participating in car races where the winner gets ownership of a car, the pinks referring to the pink-colored page in a multi-part document conferring the car’s title. The pink slip mentioned when someone is let go from a job refers to pink interoffice memo pages, that color signaling a message that’s more urgent than messages on white paper. This is part of a complete episode.

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  • The pink document for car ownership is mentioned in the Beach Boys’ song “Little Deuce Coupe”:

    And if that ain’t enough to make you flip your lid
    There’s one more thing, I got the pink slip, daddy

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