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I have seen many movies and TV series where Americans use yellow legal pads for note taking.

  • Does this have some kind of advantage to white or recycled paper?
  • Is this a common thing in USA?

Sorry if this is a cliche, but I do not live in USA and I am very curious. :)

Here in Germany almost everybody uses white college blocks.

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Quick query - what do you mean by college block? I'm in the UK and have not heard this term. – Rory Alsop Jul 16 '12 at 18:07
Its basically a notepad, but a very cheap one. Look here. – ayckoster Jul 16 '12 at 19:09
heh - guessing that will be the reason then: cost. US further education is crazy expensive. – Rory Alsop Jul 16 '12 at 19:23
I cannot imagine that yellow paper is cheaper than white or recycled one. – ayckoster Jul 16 '12 at 20:29
White is likely to be the most expensive as it has to be bleached. – Rory Alsop Jul 16 '12 at 21:32

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