Jun 16, 2008


Green. It is amazing for this non-native English speaker how many different ways 'green' can describe something.

Here are come 'green' points for my fellow Filipinas in an English-speaking world:

greenbacks - the first time i heard this word, i thought "turtle". After all, there are leatherbacks and loggerheads. Nope. greenback is slang for US paper money.

green with envy - means very envious. This is also the result from being a green-eyed monster (jealous).

green - ecology conscious: reduce, reuse, recycle. drive a prius.

greenery - plants

green thumb - a person with a green thumb is good at making plants grow

green jokes - dirty jokes

green - freshman, new at something

that's all i can think of for now.

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