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Weasel Wordplay Wednesday: Intense Stoatments in Tents

I don’t want to be loquacious
mendacious or salacious
because I’m not the eponymous
leading character of this mess
while it may seem total nonsense
you may remember these words hence.

Hi, it’s Susie Dentinfang, chief word correspondent at the Greenygrey and Countdown to the Full Moon.

The Beta Band (album)
The Beta Band (album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s been quiet on the Greenygrey word front lately, so it’s good to be back looping the mix.

The introductory poem is not just for decoration, as it also contains a couple of the main words inspiring my interest today.

Loquacious Loki Lokycious 

Loquacious means being talkative and garrulous, and was last week’s buzz word of mind in Greenygrey Central.

Loki and kenghis
Loki and kenghis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It looks like it could quite easily have been a Greenygrey word, such as lokycious, which could mean being like Loki, one of the Greenygrey’s possible ancestors.

P.S. for loquaciousness,
I just visited the wikipedia reference,
and it took me to fluency
which was quite a nice place to be,
but sometimes it’s also nice to be crazy
which is more in line with Loki,
but not in modern human society
better to be somewhere you feel free.

Eponymous E pony Mouse 

Opus Eponymous
Opus Eponymous (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Eponymous is a Greenygrey word I was thinking about this week.

To me, it looks like eponymous means an email sent quickly with a mouse, like the pony express used to be the fastest mail delivery for the cavalry in the old Wild West.

However, eponymous does in fact mean giving your name to something, or something being named after someone: such as Greenygrey being the eponymous subject of Greenygrey’s Rambles: How to Remember North America.

Which was where all this Greenygrey  word memorising and poetry synchronising all began…

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Millie Tant of Viz Fame Werewolf of Oz Analysis

Hi, it’s Susie Dentinfang, word expert at the Greenygrey and Countdown to the Full Moon. When I agreed to this gig at the Greenygrey some werewolves thought it was beneath me, and that I’d lower perceptions of my kind, but I noticed last week that my human parallel, Susie Dent, was having a whale of a time on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and was even serenaded by some bloke called Nick Helm.

Millie Tant of Viz Comic Fame

I was lost for words for once, and still am, so it’s lucky that I’m just here today to present the latest thrilling episode of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps as part of the Greenygrey’s women and feminism week.

Millie Tant Guest Analyst

While I’m happy working for the Greenygrey, and think Werewolf of Oz is positive towards women, I thought it’d be only fair to get the views of a more militant female about today’s episode. So I contacted Millicent ‘Millie’ Buckridge Tant of Viz fame, and asked her what she thought. She was horrified.

Snowman building
Snowman building (Photo credit: TheNickster)

She said it was awful that the two main women of the story, Cathy and Elle, were stereotypically doing the cooking in the first paragraph.

I pointed out that male Angry was building a snowman at the time, which was a more useless role really, and that unisex Grey unthinkingly joined him instead of helping with the cooking. Moreover, Cathy later knows where they are more than anyone.

Millie shouted it should have been a snow-woman anyway, and said she was going to organise a Werewolf of Oz boycott before slamming the phone down.

Werewolf of Oz Introduction 

Anyway, here’s the episode with the controversial first paragraph uncensored and uncut for you to decide.

It sees the travellers having escaped Kerang-Kerrang to New South Wales, the penultimate state of their epic fantasy travel comedy satire quest; and a guest appearance by the one and many Perishers.

Chapter 94.  Perishers Prevent Perishing Cold in Perisher Valley

I awoke adrift in a snow drift. As I came to terms with my consciousness, and remembered the events in Kerang-Kerrang, I could see there were awesome peaks all around us. Climbing clear of the hole I’d made for myself, I saw Cathy and Elle were kindling a fire, while Angry was building a snowman.

Wishing it had been them.
Wishing it had been them. (Photo credit: nechbi)

I helped Angry finish off the snowman, and then we joined Cathy and Elle as they cooked up some wild vegetable broth.

I asked if anybody knew where we were. Cathy said it was the Perisher Valley, in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales. We had crossed over the state border during the dream.

Perishers Peruse our Parky Party 

View to Perisher village from mt. Perisher (2054m)
View to Perisher village from mt. Perisher (2054m) (Photo credit: Tatters:))

I had just about absorbed Cathy’s geographical information, when some interesting characters wandered out of the nearby forest pushing a pram and pulling a wooden buggy. They were heading our way.

I said howdy when they got within earshot, and asked where they were heading.

The one pulling a buggy said they were on their annual holiday from the Daily Mirror’s Perishers cartoon, and were making their way home to Crunge after getting ejected from the train again.

He introduced himself as Wellington, and the other humans as Maisie, Marlon and Baby Grumpling. The Old English Sheepdog was called Boot.

Perishers Save Us from Perish the Thought 

perishers careers
perishers careers (Photo credit: mcmrbt)

Elle asked them if they’d seen any dead wood on their travels, as we were running out, and there might not be enough to finish cooking our food. Marlon said they hadn’t, but he offered us his buggy, saying it wasn’t one of his most genius contraptions, and hadn’t been much use in the snow.

We were overwhelmed by his generosity, and thanked him profusely before quickly dismantling it and heaping it on our bush telly.



The Perishers story and characters explained within the narrative. Marlon was known for his genius contraptions.


Link for Amazon book and kindle.

Link for multiple Ereaders at Smashwords.
Link for multiple Ereaders at Smashwords.
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New Poetry Wordplay Phrases in Creation Bonanza

Hi, it’s William Wolfsworth, theory of relatively
new poetry correspondent at the Greenygrey,
home of werewolf wordplay.
It’s training day today,
with Susie Dentinfang sniffing me the way.

Werewolf Wordplay at the Greenygrey 

Proper rope bag
Proper rope bag (Photo credit: Pantera and Mateusz)

For those reading this in the human world, ‘sniffing the way’ is apparently a Greenygrey version of the human phrase ‘showing the ropes’.

It seems a long time since I made my debut, and ‘a lot of howls have flown over the forest’ since then; that’s a Greenygrey version of the human phrase ‘a lot of water has flowed under the bridge’.

Wordplay Confuses Cats about Greenygrey

Talking of flow, I’m getting into the flow of the Greenygrey world and language now. Unlike these cats, who seem to have taken ‘greenygrey’ being used as a shortened version of the human phrase ‘sitting on the fence’ literally.


Cats, there’s nowhere to sit there! And don’t you lot get confused: the Greenygrey has no answers; only questions… Y?

New Spring Poem for Summer

So much time has passed since my debut that Marc Latham’s latest published Folding Mirror poem now seems out of date; as summer has arrived in the northern hemisphere, and winter in the southern; and the poem celebrates spring, which is now at rest with autumn/fall.

Anyway, it’s too early to whine over mass extinction (that’s a Greenygrey version of ‘too late to cry over spilt milk’), here’s the poem:

sunrise (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)

Abundant Life, Lives Absolutely 

sunrise of the year
should be spring
surge movement
spins life cycle
full speed

open sky fuels life, nourished by faraway sun

whirling buzzing
birds and bees
busy trees
making the most
of their natural time

dragonfly (Photo credit: schopie1)

P.S. Susie says you lot were passed as Greenygreyliens at the Board of Greenygrey’s last New Moon council.

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Pietry in Motion: New Word Claim

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:

New Words and Phrases Passed by Board

Hi, it’s Susie Dentinfang, word and phrase expert at the Greenygrey and Countdown to the Full Moon. As you will no doubt have read yesterday, ‘Werewolfie’ created a great new Greenygreyism, and we are delighted to announce that a carefully crafted final version has now been passed by the Board of Greenygreyisms for ‘Full Honours Greenygreyism’ status. The final phrase is:

‘At the Greenygrey it’s not the winning that matters,
it’s the taking part… in greenygrey.’

Werewolfie would again like to thank the Shanghai Masters, Denver Post and tennis players for making his dream of creating a ‘Full Honours Greenygreyism’ come true, and especially Tomas Berdych.

Were-the Werewolf Passed as Grade Two Greenygreyism 

New Moon Landing
New Moon Landing (Photo credit: Avital Pinnick)

The Board only sit once a month, in line with the New Moon, and therefore also reviewed Michael Wolf and Andy Wolfhol’s ‘were-the werewolf’ from September 25th at the latest meeting.

Michael and Andy applied for Full Honours status for their phrase, and gave compelling presentations in support of their new Greenygreyism. They did enough to win official recognition for ‘were-the werewolf’, but it was classed as a Grade Two Greenygreyism.

Receiving G2 status in the GG world is nothing to be ashamed of, when you consider the quality of some of the other Greenygreyisms, and the pair of werewolf-wordsmiths (W2) ‘were’ not at all disappointed.

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Euro 2012: Portugal v Czech has Greenygrey Twist

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, back on sports howling form after a day off for Midsummer’s Day. And what a greenygrey Midsummer’s Day it was!

Greenygrey within the Purpleygrey 

I thought I wasn’t going to be called into action for the Portugal v Czech Republic Euro 2012 Quarter-Final, with no obvious greenygrey combinations apparent.

But then I saw Petr Cech was having a great game in the Czech goal, and thought I’d take a closer look. And lo and behold, although he was wearing a purpleygrey shirt, it had a Portuguese flag on it, and guess what colour that includes. Yes, if you guessed green you’d be right.


Greenygrey Twist in the Background

So, I thought that was the greenygrey connection, and Cech was going to keep a clean-sheet, but then I saw the Portuguese coaching staff, and guess what colour they were wearing: yes it was an all-greenygrey combination, and there were many of them. Here is one caught on camera from the BBC‘s highlights:

And then Ronaldo scored for Portugal to win 1-0.

I was going to end the blog there, as we’re hoping for an all-greenygrey goalie tie tonight between the two Gs: Germany and Greece, but Susie wants to add something.

Breaking News: new greenygreyism

Hi, it’s Susie Dentinfang, word expert at the Greenygrey and Countdown to the Full Moon. Couldn’t wait to bring you a new greenygreyism, as I’m off for the weekend. Martin’s analysis of the greenygreys in the Portugal v Czech Republic game reminded me of that old proverb: ‘a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush’.

The new greenygrey version inspired by the result of the above game is: ‘several greenygreys on the sidelines is worth more than one on the pitch.’

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New Phrases: Light at the End of the Greenygrey

Hi, it’s Susie Dentinfang, word expert at the Greenygrey and Countdown to the Full Moon.

I noticed a new greenygreyism recently. There was an image of a tree-lined road with sunshine breaking through at the end of it. I thought it could be called ‘the light at the end of the greenygrey’, as a nature variation of ‘the light at the end of the tunnel’.

This is the kind of scene it could be used for:

English: Tree lined 4th Street in Old Louisvil...
English: Tree lined 4th Street in Old Louisville. Taken by uploader Censusdata. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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The Greenygrey of Green and Grey Ages

Hi, it’s Susie Dentinfang, word expert at the Greenygrey and Countdown to the Full Moon. I noticed that there has been much discussion on this site lately about green and grey in terms of age. So I decided to investigate in our beloved Free Online Dictionary.

Dictionary (Photo credit: noricum)

The Greenygrey of Green

The dictionary shows there are positive and negative uses for green in terms of age.

The positive is ‘Youthful; vigorous’; while the negative is ‘Naive; gullible’.

The Greenygrey of Grey

The dictionary also shows there are positive and negative uses for grey in terms of age.

The positive is ‘Neutral; venerable’; while the negative is ‘Ancient; dull’.

That’s all for now, and I hope you give these definitions the green light, or at least consider them a grey area.

English: Grey and Green Beneath the M1.
English: Grey and Green Beneath the M1. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Richard Dawkins is the Knowledge of 3-D Y

Hi, it’s Susie Dentinfang. Thanks to Stephen Wolfing and Greenygrey for presenting the first two parts of this 3-D Y tree trilogy. I’m glad to tell you that we have managed to acquire the knowledge for the last part of the 3-D greenYgrey equation. This puts us on the cutting edge of lexical nanotechnology, and our achievement is probably the alphabetic equivalent to splitting the atom.

The Knowledge 

After Debbie Harry was chosen as the human representative of greenYgrey 3-D Y Growth, and the Dalai Lama of Thought, we have chosen Richard Dawkins to represent Knowledge.

Richard Dawkins in this episode.
Richard Dawkins in this episode. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Charles Darwin was another candidate, but we thought that Dawkins has acquired Darwin’s knowledge, and all the research that has been done since Darwin passed away.

Beautiful Minds Documentary 

Dawkins’s case was helped by a BBC Beautiful Minds documentary about him this week. The documentary explained that Darwin’s theory of evolution has been revised by evolutionary biologists over recent years, including  Dawkins’s The Selfish Gene.

Dawkins is of course an atheist, and the author of The God Delusion. We think that of the major religions, Buddhism seems the most in line with the knowledge we’ve acquired in our adventures in space and science, so choosing Dawkins’s knowledge alongside the Dalai Lama’s thought provides a science and spirit greenygrey balance above Debbie Harry’s growth.

A few years after Dawkins passes away, somebody else will become more knowledgeable than him, because they will have all the knowledge Dawkins had, plus whatever has been discovered since. And so it will go on…

That completes the greenYgrey 3-D Y tree of growth, thought and knowledge human representatives trilogy. We hope you have enjoyed it, and won’t ask Y?

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