Did the recent greenYgrey rebranding cost Green and Grey a place in Britain’s top 50 pairings? That’s been the alpha topic of discussion in the office this week, after the Daily Expressrevealed a 1000-humans Elizabeth Shaw survey for their new chocolates range.
Britain’s Favourite Trios Theory
With the greenYgrey now a trio after the promotion of Yellow it might have made the great British public overlook the Green and Grey five-years double act.
Green, Grey and Yellow are probably the second favourite trio in Britain now, after the Bronte sisters.
Or did the royal couple Kate and William’s Oz visit happen too late to rekindle memories of Grey’s epic Oz ramble by Google Maps, with Green also making an appearance or two.
Congratulations to Ellie Goulding, who was the biggest winner at the Q Awards last night. She won the Best Solo Artist and the Readers’ Vote awards. Ellie Goulding was of course backed by the Greenygrey this year.
However, best greenygrey outfit of the night goes to Stooshe, who created this great greenygrey photo upon arrival on the red carpet.
Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Thanks to Stella Lagerwolf-Bruno for that fashion-focused musical awards introduction.
Now it’s time for that fashionable poetry-filled book about a werewolf travelling Australia to a Wizard of Oz theme. This chapter mainly consists of two literary nonsense poems on either end, with another sighting by Grey of something relevant to the closer and closer ending in the middle.
The first four lines of three words poem celebrates the surreal sight of whales in the ocean at night; like a scene that appears in Life of Pi.
The second poem celebrates some of the most renowned British female authors and their books: the Bronte sisters. It was inspired by the Werewolf of Ozzers arriving at Bronte, Sydney.
Sea and shore were serenely silent for seventeen hours on the approach to Sydney. Just before reaching land
I thought I saw a commotion
farther out in the Tasman Sea,
and wondered what it could be.
However, the sea was calm moments later. None of the others seemed to have seen it, so I didn’t say anything. There wasn’t time anyway, as we had to decide where to dock.
Docking at Sydney
Cronulla looked made of vanilla
Coogee appeared too easy
so we landed at Bronte
as it seemed to have something to say.
There was no time for wuthering
as the winds reached record heights.
We saw a woman by the name of Jane Eyre
fly head over heels all up in the air
dropping a book our way
by the name of Agnes Grey.
Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonthehill. We’re really looking forward to tonight’s second episode of The Great British Countryside at 8pm, as it’s focusing on Yorkshire.
Yorkshire’s the home of Bronte country, with the Bronte sisters setting their novels within a brooding greenygreyness. So we’re hoping there’s lots of our favourite colour combination in tonight’s episode. It certainly looks like there will be from the photo on the programme’s site, available from the above link.
There was a lot of greenygreyness in last week’s first episode, which focused on Devon and Cornwall. While we’d seen most of it before, we were surprised to see that copper is so greenygrey. So we took a screen print to show you, and it’s copied below. There are still three weeks left to watch the first episode on iplayer in the UK; don’t know about other availability. Enjoy!
Hi, it’s Green. Grey’s been blogging a lot lately, so just got the latest three Werewolf of Oz blogs into the Greenygrey world, and need a rest now. It’s greyt to see Grey enjoying itself in Sydney, meeting Paddington Bear and Spit the Dog’s descendents. Cheers.
I wondered if a book of grey was a sign, and quickly flicked through it. Although it was not literary nonsense, there did not seem much relevance to my life or predicament, so I did not investigate further, and donated it to the Bronte library Bronte section.
Whatever will be, will be,
and if Agnes Grey re-enters my story,
I will return to the Bronte area library,
and look it up under section Bronte.
We continued north to the Opera House, where we felt like proper tourists, and not bedraggled travellers from another dimension. We found a Sydney map there, and one place stood out straight away: the Spit Reserve. I was a big fan of Spit the Dog in Tiswas, and thought that must be where it now resided.
Crossing the Harbour Bridge to the Spit Reserve
So we made our way across Harbour Bridge to the north, with great views of starry Little Sirius Cove below. Pebbles glinted in the sunshine like stars on a clear night.
Mosman reminded me of that Mothman creature I met while one half of the Greenygrey on our epic ramble across North America.
Spit the Dog in the Spit Reserve
Spit Road led to the Spit Reserve, and I was very impressed with how respected Spit the Dog was here.
Entering the Spit Reserve was like every Spit the Dog fan’s dream, as there were dozens of its offspring all enjoying a lazy life.
They seemed very laid back compared to the original Spit the Dog, with not much spitting going on at all; I guess the passing of time in such comfortable surroundings had mellowed the spitline out.
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.