Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
In honor of the Emerald Isle (and all things Irish, including St. Patrick), here’s to the color “green.” When you stop to think about it, in our everyday lives we are bombarded by things that are green . . .
green grass, green leaves, green plants, green street and highway signs, green vehicles, green lights (traffic signals), “green” buildings, green glass, greenbacks, etc.
At the grocery store . . . green beans, green olives, green tea, lettuce, celery, green peppers, parsley, chives, green onions, okra, cucumbers, cilantro, basil, rosemary, thyme, mint leaves, green apples, pears, watermelon (at least the outside), honeydew melon, bananas (unripe), peas, avocados, pistachios (okay, a bit of a stretch), relish, pickles, limes, etc.
At the theater/bookstore . . . Soylent Green, The Green Mile, Fried Green Tomatoes, Anne Green Gables, The Scent of Green Papaya, Green Berets, Big Green, Green Card, Green Pastures, How Green Was My Valley, Woman in Green, Green Dragon, Green Plaid Shirt, Green Mansions, Green Hornet, Green Acres, Corn is Green, The Green Slime, Green Eggs and Ham, etc.
Fictional characters . . . The Green Hornet, The Green Goblin, The Incredible Hulk, Mr. Green (Clue boardgame), Mr. Green Jeans (Captain Kangaroo show), etc.
Phrases . . . the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, green-eyed lady, green with envy, green around the gills, green-eyed monster, green diet, green horn, greener pastures, going green, green card, etc.
Cities/Geography . . . Greenville, Green Bay, Greenwich, Bowling Green, Greenland, Green Mountain State (Vermont), Greensboro, Green River, Greene County (AL), Evergreen, Green Pond, Greenbrier, Greenhill, Greenwood, Green Valley, Greenfield, Greenway, Green Forest, Greenview, Greenbrea, Greenacres, Green Mountain, Green Creek, Green Leaf, Green Dale, Greens Fork, Greenburg, Greentown, Green Island, Green Castle, Greenup, Green Hall, Green Spring, Greenwell Springs, Green Haven, Greenbelt, Greenberry Hills, Greenmount, Green Harbor, Green Lake, Greenbush, Greenleafton, Greenwald, Green Park, Green Ridge, Green Top, Greenough, Green Bank, Green Brook, Greendell, Greenhurst, Greenlawn, Greenport, Greenpoint, Greenevers, Greenford, Green Pastures, Green Lane, Green Village, Greenawalds, Greenburr, Greenock, Greens Landing, Green Town, Green Sea, Greenback, Greenvine, Greenbackville, Greenbank, Greenwater, Green Sulphur Springs, etc.
And of course, the Michigan State Spartans . . . Go Green!
Good Luck in the NCAA Tournament!