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.