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#67106 04/24/02 01:00 AM
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My new favorite word:

viridescent: Green or slightly green.

I love the sound of it!

Some related words: virid
adj.
Bright green with or as if with vegetation; verdant.

and viridian
n.
A durable bluish-green pigment. (all definitions from Atomica)


[obscure Far Side reference]I've got the greeeens, I've got the greens real baaaad...[/obscure Far Side reference]



#67107 04/24/02 01:21 AM
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[obscure Far Side reference]
I've got the greens real baaaad
[/obscure Far Side reference]


[obscure Muppet reference]
It's not easy being green.
[/obscure Muppet reference]


#67108 04/24/02 01:55 AM
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Ooh, Rapunzel--not a good thread to come upon when one's stomach is upset!

Wasn't there a Star Trek episode where Viridian 3 was a planet?


#67109 04/24/02 04:44 AM
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Streptococcus viridans produces green colouration on blood agar.

Help me Bill. The old name for P. aeruginosa was...



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and viridian
n.
A durable bluish-green pigment.

One of the major banks (I refuse to advertise who) here had a home loan called "Viridian" ... I'm still trying to figure out why. (Unless it's to make me "green" with envy that I can't get a home loan myself?)


#67111 04/28/02 09:25 PM
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Re: from Jackie----not a good thread to come upon when one's stomach is upset
curious the things we associate with green--
envy-- the green eyed monster,
and being sick and being naive, or worse-- a real green horn

but say emerald
and now we have emeraldeyed beauties,
or the emeraldisle, and the emerald city..
well anything defined as emerald rather than green is prettier!

yellow has the same problem.. yellow bellied, bad, but a hero is often the golden man of the hour..

blue can be many things.. blue prose, or blue mood, or blue skies. blule isn't just the blues

red, while it often shares ground with crimsom, is fine on its own, my love is like a red, red rose.
red can be red with rage, or red blooded hero, or red with embarassment, or volupuous with full red lips!

do you agree, its hard to find possitive associations for green? or am i just looking at the world through rose colored glasses, and only seeing what i want to see?


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its hard to find possitive associations for green?

I know what you mean in the long tradition Helen - but (this side of the pond, certainly) green has become synonymous in recent years with environmental sustainability, which has redressed the balance a bit!


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>>>its hard to find possitive associations for green?

Heyyyy, my eyes are green and my hubby things they are positivly beautiful

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Here in Canada when a product is said to be green it means it is organic / healthy - oh and generally more expensive.




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Let's see...anything good that is green?

Ummmmmmm....well....M O N E Y comes to mind!


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Not here Angel dear. In Canada money is multi-coloured and often refered to as Monopoly money by our U.S. brethren.


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