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#67136 05/08/02 09:01 AM
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In terms of green meaning go - when I was at college, someone organised a Traffic Light Party, where you had to dress in the colour appropriate to your thoughts about being picked up that night...

And harking back a few posts, a bloke at my school once insisted that there was no alliteration in the poem, "The Red, Red, Rose."


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Kim Stanley Robinson coined the word "veriditas" which he used in his RGB Mars series as a condition of "earth-like", i.e. green as opposed to red, nature applied to Mars. It's an interesting coining, because while it has obvious links to words such as "viridity" and "verdant", it could also be a concatenation of the Latin ver, veris (springtime, youth) and dido, didere (to distribute), giving something which means roughly the same in the context of the novel, spreading new life.

I'd like to think he'd been that clever!



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Has nobody mentioned "Vermont" yet --as in, "Green mountain"?


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Has nobody mentioned "Vermont" yet --as in, "Green mountain"?

And it's official nickname is the "Green Mountain State." I'm guess that Vermont is the only state who's nickname is just a translation of the real name.


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And those who thing opera is too high-fallutin' might note the "Guiseppe Verdi is none other than the simple and unpretentious Joe Green.


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In a mountain greenery,
Where God paints the scenery
Just two crazy people together.
While you love your lover, let
Blue skies be your cover-let,
When it rains we'll laugh at the weather.

And if you're good,
I'll search for wood,
So you can cook... while I stand look-in'

Beans could get no keener re-
ception
in a beanery
Bless our mountain greenery home!

a mountain greenery
Where God paints the scenery
Just two crazy people together
How we love sequestering
Where no pests are pestering
No dear mama holds us together

Mosquitoes here,
Won't bite you dear,
I'll let them sting, me on the finger!

We could find no cleaner re-
treat from life's machinery
Than our mountain greenery home.

(Rogers and Hart)




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Yup. Probably right. Definitely the namesakes are an endangered species in Virginia.



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REminds me of a cartoon from Playboy many years ago. Two guys sitting at a table cleaning the seeds out of their stash. One looked over and said, "Hey, man, your grass is greener than mine."



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