Paul Theroux Spots the Greenygrey in Africa

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Hi, it’s Green.

Paul Theroux (Louis’s father for those who prefer investigative documentaries) wrote consistently nice phrases in his Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town (2002) book, but my favourite is on page 390, while travelling in Zimbabwe:

‘The land was dry, the grass a dusty green that made it silver in the sun.’

Reminds me of the good old days with Grey that does.

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New Words in the 21st Century: Variations on 20th Century

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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.

Example:
‘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-22 double-bind logic.

Example:
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.

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Car Adverts Love Greenygrey

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):

Whatever next for the greenygrey!?

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Green Thinking about Identity

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In the above image, both squares and circles are really the same colours.

Hi, it’s Green.  I was catching up with Grey’s latest Werewolf of blogs, and read that it saw a television documentary called The Code, and that it made Grey wonder if green and grey are dominant colours in nature and the human mind.

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.

Welcome to the New Greenygrey World

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Hi, it’s Green.  Sorry I haven’t been able to get any messages out, but we have had a spot of trouble here, and there’s been no time for literary nonsense.

Dodo Promise Turns Howlfowl into a Turkey

Remember Wolfeather Howlfowl, our resident bird expert?

Well, unfortunately, his love for birds made him vulnerable to Grand Council bribery, and when they offered it everlasting life as a dodo, with his own island and menagerie, it was too much for him to resist.

Grand Council Surprise Us From Uranus

So, I’m afraid he sold us out and told the GC of a secret porthole into the Greenygrey world, and the GC were able to launch a surprise counter-attack from their base in Uranus.

A terrible and costly battle ensued, and our old world crumbled around us as we resisted.

Ethelwulf and Wolfgang showed particular bravery, while Nurse Wolfert acted heroically in tending the injured.

The Greenygrey World was Saved

In the end, our defences proved sufficient, and the GC were repelled.

All your support was also greatly appreciated and helped us through the epic battle.

We are now rebuilding our world, and hope you will like the new home.

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