Hi, it’s Susie Dentinfang here, Werewolfish language graduate, and word expert on the popular Werewolf TV quiz programme: Countdown to the Full Moon. Greenygrey has now grown of its original use in the Greenygrey world, and is commonly used in werewolf circles, such as the full moon.
Having enjoyed learning the many uses of greenygrey in the werewolf world I thought it would be fun to bring you some uses it has found in the human world. Here are two:
Greenygrey Landscape and Weather
The original use of greenygrey in the human world was for the British landscape, but this combination of green and grey can be seen in most places with grey stone and green flora. Bringing green into the equation hopefully puts a positive spin on grey days.
‘Isn’t it a lovely greenygrey day and location.’
The Doublethink Grey Area
Greenygrey has also found use as a kind of doublethink (George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four) grey area; for grey areas which seem more than one-dimensional. In this way it seems to be a 21st century version of Joseph Heller’s Catch-22double-bind logic.
Person 1: ‘I don’t know if that is a greenhouse or house of grey.’
Person 2: ‘That’s what I’d call a greenygrey area.’
I hope you’ve enjoyed these examples of greenygrey,
and will have fun putting them into play.
Sun is Strange,
Rain is Rare,
Cloud is Consistent,
Dryness can be persistent.
In what has been forecast to be a mostly cloudy few days in the UK, Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem dwells on this dull but calm type of weather, which is probably the norm in Britain, but because of its uneventfulness often passes unremembered.
This is the essence of Greenygrey. Here is the poem:
Times of Dry
in a month
I bask under
your golden rays.
dry cloudy normality
Ice water drops
drain my day,
Pours on weekend.
Hi, it’s Wolfswagon Otto-Bonnet, the car expert at the Greenygrey. Skoda initiated the car industry‘s love of greenygrey with their Fabia vRS ‘Mean Green’ advert:
That advert had very masculine connotations, but now Kia has balanced the greenygrey car advert gender count with the sleekly feminine Picanta advert, which seems to be aimed at the roaring girls market. It brings a new angle to the evolving use of greenygrey in British culture by using a green coloured car and mostly grey cat (with green eyes):
We are still rebuilding communications with Oz, so cannot bring the blogs into the Greenygrey world at the current time.
Horizon: What is Colour, and How does it Influence?
No sooner had I read that, than I read an article by our ol’ buddy, Marc Latham, on Suite 101, about a Horizon documentary that had the latest research on how colour is created and how it influences us.
It theorises that colour is subjective and influenced by society and language. Colour can also influence our moods and behaviour. I’m happy to say that green is usually considered good by the human mind, with red its negative opposite.
The programme is available until September 19th on the BBC website, but I don’t know if it’s available in your human world country.
Well, unfortunately, his love for birds made him vulnerable to Grand Council bribery, and when they offered it everlasting life as a dodo, with his own island and menagerie, it was too much for him to resist.
Grand Council Surprise Us From Uranus
So, I’m afraid he sold us out and told the GC of a secret porthole into the Greenygrey world, and the GC were able to launch a surprise counter-attack from their base in Uranus.
A terrible and costly battle ensued, and our old world crumbled around us as we resisted.
Ethelwulf and Wolfgang showed particular bravery, while Nurse Wolfert acted heroically in tending the injured.
The Greenygrey World was Saved
In the end, our defences proved sufficient, and the GC were repelled.
All your support was also greatly appreciated and helped us through the epic battle.
We are now rebuilding our world, and hope you will like the new home.
As David Cameron and Ed Miliband present their policy for the future of Britain, Marc Latham’s new Folding Mirror poem is inspired by national and global events rather than personal or local ones, with the ‘riot tsunami’ that spread north from London not crossing the Pennines to Leeds. The BBC reported this as being because of strong community liaison work in Leeds.
The riots seem to be the tip of the iceberg, with many rioters expressing their desire to get rich quick like the investment bankers exposed in recent scandals, rather than wanting a better society and world.
Hope for Humanity or Full Speed to Calamity?
I used to hope humanity was progressing
but now I just find them depressing
looking out from within, searching inside without
or maybe it’s because I’m getting older
and no longer view civilisation with wonder