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Postby skinem » Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:50 pm

As noted in an earlier post today, I ran into the word "green" attached to other words or sayings frequently today...
Now, maybe I run into these word frequently every day and don't notice (possible as I'm easily...Huh? What was that?)
but I don't really thing so.
Any other uses of the word?

Green with envy.
Greenbelt
Green card
Bitten by the green-eyed monster
Having green fingers
Green thumb
Greenbacks
Given the green light
Turning green
Green around the gills
Greener pastures
And finally today--institutional green (referring to the generic green of many governmental offices-you know, the sick green of government...)

I told you odd. And I don't just mean this post.
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Postby Bailey » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:21 pm

I always called it industrial teal, but I guess that's because it has so much green in a perfectly good blue color, turns it sickly, most sanitariums and Army offices are that color also well, from the fifties.

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Postby Stargzer » Sat Jan 27, 2007 3:00 pm

Those of a certain age might remember a former bass player turned actor, Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum, although not by that name.
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Postby skinem » Sat Jan 27, 2007 3:32 pm

Why, Mr. Green Jeans, of course! Along with Mr. Rabbit and Mr. Moose...
What children's shows today have any characters with the name Mr. anything? I know I'm a grouchy old man (Hey! You kids! Get outta my yard!) but I'm of an age to when a 3 year old calling me by my first name grates on me. At least, they ought to call me Mr. Skinem...
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Postby Stargzer » Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:18 pm

Hmmm.... other uses:

The Greening of America. I think I was supposed to have read that once long, long ago ...

Green. Res virides.

Distinguishing blue from green in language. It's not just the brain that confuses colors.

Red-Green Color-blindness. The name is an over-simplification.

Grue. From the world of Philosophy. To be read by those with a clear head.

Green, Green. Lyrics to an ancient Folk song (a WHAT?) that was a hit for The New Christy Minstrels, who are apparently still performing.
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Postby Stargzer » Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:29 pm

Bolander: Nothing is real.
Pembleton: What do you mean, nothing is real?
Bolander: There is no reality.
Pembleton: Really...
Bolander: Take the color green. You see green, I see green. We call it "green" because as a society we have agreed that this thing, this color, is green. We think we're having the shared experience of green, but how do we know? Maybe my green is actually greener than your green.
Pembleton: You mean, maybe my green is red?
Bolander: Maybe. Take colorblind people, they carry with them a stigma --
Pembleton: A stigmatism.
Bolander: Because they don't see what the rest of us see as green. But maybe, just maybe, their perception is correct. Maybe a colorblind person is actually seeing pure green, the real green.
Pembleton: Man, this is just my luck. I get a call. My partner's off tonight. So I look around the Squad Room. I see Munch. No. I see Howard. No. Felton. Lewis. No. No. I think Bolander. I'll take Bolander. He's the only one who won't drive me crazy.
Bolander: I'm driving you crazy?
Pembleton: Philosophizing. You're not known as the philosophical type, Stan.
Bolander: You get shot in the head, it makes you think.


Homicide: Life in the Streets, Season 3, "Colors"
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Postby gailr » Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:52 am

I remember a thread festooned with opinion, scholarship and vitriol on this very topic, over in the place that dare not speak its name... :roll:
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Postby skinem » Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:41 pm

Stargzer wrote:

Bolander: You get shot in the head, it makes you think.


Homicide: Life in the Streets, Season 3, "Colors"


Getting shot anywhere makes you think...
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Postby Bailey » Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:53 pm

getting shot AT makes you think, or it had better.

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Postby Perry » Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:13 pm

Institutional green is often AKA hospital green.

BTW, you left off my favorite green of all: mondgreeen.
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Postby Palewriter » Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:51 pm

Perry wrote:Institutional green is often AKA hospital green.

BTW, you left off my favorite green of all: mondgreeen.


I like mondegreens, too. Though I confess, I do have a weakness for greenbacks.

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Postby bnjtokyo » Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:54 am

Green house
Green mail
Green grocer
Green flash
Green room
Green vegetables
Greens
Green stone
green bean
green horn
green tea
many birds and animals with green in their common name
green finch
green shank
green snake
green turtle
green monkey
Greenwich mean time

and then there is
gangrene
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Postby skinem » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:15 pm

Oh, my! Don't forget green eggs and ham!
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Postby Palewriter » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:49 pm

...and let's not omit Shecky Greene.

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Postby sluggo » Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:01 pm

what?? nobody mentioned the Green Monster?

-green as in inexperienced

-pea green
-lime green

-olive green
(the above can be seen at the greengrocer)
-evergreens
(among other places in the Green Mountains of Vermont)
-army green
-comic superherotype Green Lantern
-the Green Party
-the Greenscreen your weatherman is really standing in front of
-"sky of blue; sea of green" (Yellow Submarine lyric submitted by Donovan)

2 rock bands come to mind:
-Green Day
-and in the Vietnam daze there was a psychedelic band of Marines, kind of a counterweight to the antiestablishment movement who performed in dress uniform on the Ed Sullivan show. They were called the Green Machine.
Far as I remember they did not play a Green Tambourine.

More music:
The New Christy Mistrials single referred to by Stargzer above is based on the traditional Green Green Rocky Road, listed here along with 'way too many others...
Little Green Apples
-and one of Joni Mitchell's most absolutely heart-rending songs, Little Green
and if anyone's interested here's a clip of a band I work with from time to time... relevance: the song's called Sinal Verde (Green Light). This of course was after they emerged from the Green Room.

Glad to see Mister Greenjeans was not forgot. But what is 'green mail'?


(how green was my tally? John Greenleaf was wittier)
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