Did this image foresee the arrival of the greenygrey into the grey area debate?
Hi, it’s Susie Dentinfang, word expert at the Greenygrey and Countdown to the Full Moon.
Nearly a full moon ago, I started defining the word greenygrey for its place in human prosperity. That time, I focused on upgrading the term ‘grey area’ to a ‘greenygrey area’.
Today, as promised then, I will be looking at how greenygrey can be substituted for a ‘two-sided argument’.
Greenygrey has More Rhythm and Flow
While it could be argued that greenygrey is a clumsier term than ‘grey area’, having three syllables to two if my calculations are correct (I’m not the mathematician!), there is no doubt that it is a much smoother and flowing term than ‘two-sided argument’.
I would much rather say, ‘It’s a bit greenygrey’ than ‘It’s a bit of a two-sided argument’, although I am rather biased.
So, Greenygrey it shall be
So, I think I have conclusively proved that theory, and greenygrey should take the place of ‘two-sided argument’ from now on, wherever possible.
Please try and be subtle during the transition, and consider the feelings of any staunch two-sided argumentists.
Returning to the Grey Area
And returning to the grey area, in this age of abbreviation, maybe the use of GG would make it shorter and smoother than ‘grey area’. Example: ‘Yes, but that’s GG’ is shorter than ‘Yes, but that’s a grey area’.
I won’t claim victory on that one just yet, but I think I have made great strides towards bringing the two-sided argument, uh, I mean greenygrey, to a conclusive conclusion.
The splitting of greenygrey into greenygrey and GG will also differentiate the two uses of greenygrey, so there isn’t any confusion about which old term the greenygrey/GG is replacing.
Thank you for your time!