Seeing full moon rise through an ash tree made me put them together linguistically, and second time sounded like monastery.
The world tree of Nordic religion/mythology is an ash: Yggdrasil. The scene made me think of putting the moon in the middle first, but it didn’t evoke anything.
This week onFacebook I posted an article about a native Australian’s feelings for trees, and a UK TV C4 documentary about native Amazonian artwork having been discovered on a cliff face; with great greenYgrey scenes!
I also wrote of Europe/UK’s right to do the same: protecting our nature and people. It’s what I’ve been doing for the last 20 years.
mistYmuse time and the last post inspired me to update this site for the first time since the greenYgrey age!
While it has of course been known in the werewolf world that the full moon is very important to critters and creatures living on the surface of planet Earth, there is now some scientific evidence about it in the human world.
Hi, it’s Susie Dentinfang, comedy-fantasy word expert at the Greenygrey. When I saw the word pietry yesterday I thought What the Flip, I don’t recall seeing such a word in all my days on Countdown to the Full Moon.
Pie-Eating Cut to Pietry
So I googled it (rather than looking it up), and couldn’t find a reference to pietry as pie-eating.
The only pietry I found was in the Urban Dictionary, and it was for gay German wardrivers!
Pietry in Motion
So pietry looks set to be claimed as a new greenygrey word; I’ll keep you posted.
And if you want an example of pietry in motion, here’s an example:
Hi, it’s Susie Dentinfang. As you all know by now, I’m the word expert on the Greenygrey and Countdown to the Full Moon.
Greenygrey Expanding Language
As greenygrey is still a homeless word, I thought we should start building extensions around it, to show how flexible and useful it can be.
As the Phonics on the Web site explains, greenygrey is a type of root word: the basic meaning. And the root word can be added to by prefixes (before) and suffixes (after) which change the meaning of the root word. Here are some examples of how greenygrey can be added to, starting with prefixes.
I think the prefixes that work best with greenygrey are pre, un, re and de:
pregreenygrey: There is thought to be a time pregreenygrey.
ungreenygrey: That scene of clear skies is not at all greenygrey.
regreenygrey: I will become more interested in greenygrey again.
Hi, it’s Susie Dentinfang, word expert at the Greenygrey and Countdown to the Full Moon. Although we have made great progress in identifying a place for greenygrey in society, we must remember that it still has no place in any of the great word houses, known as dictionaries, such as Oxford, Collins or even our beloved Free Online Dictionary.
Greenygrey not at Home in a Dictionary
A search on Greenygrey in the Free Online Dictionary now brings up the sad message: Word not found in the Dictionary and Encyclopedia.
So although I have provided many reasons for greenygrey finding a place in the dictionary it is still at the moment out in the cold.
Homeless and Stray Numbers Rising
While the Greenygrey can survive out in the cold, due to its winter coat, it is not so easy for many people and animals.
And with numbers apparently rising in the difficult economic conditions, as winter arrives in the northern hemisphere, we should perhaps remember them.
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.
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.