…a day late! This no computer thing has put a bit of a damper on my posting abilities, but at least it allows me to extend the holiday for a bit longer.
Yesterday made me think about the word “green” for obvious reasons. Being the nerd that I am, I looked it up. Dictionary.com gives a whopping total of 33 definitions! That’s a substantial number, but I actually think there could be more.
“Green” was an apparent theme throughout my day yesterday, and thought it would be fun to share how many ways one word can mean a different thing based on the context.
For starters, I made sure to wear green clothing to show my spirit for the holiday.
Definition #1 – “Of the color of growing foliage.”
I ate my greens at lunch yesterday.
Definition #22b – “The leaves and stems of plants, as spinach, lettuce, or cabbage, used for food.”
After my training class ended, I went for a run and saw many bright greens filled with sunbathing, relaxed UNC students (yes, I ventured into enemy territory).
Definition #24 – “A piece of grassy ground constituting a town or village common”
I had my hair cut by a green stylist at a salon on the main drag in Chapel Hill. He had only been on the salon’s floor cutting hair for a month but did a nice job!
Definition #7 – “untrained; inexperienced”
I felt green when mid-shampoo, I was told to evacuate the salon because the fire alarm went off. This led to almost 200 hair stylists and their clients flooding onto the main downtown thoroughfare in Chapel Hill in the middle of the afternoon. While I could have been annoyed or embarrassed that I had sopping wet hair and a black gown on in public, the whole experience was hysterical to me and very enjoyable.
Definition #11- “full of life and vigor”
I think that last definition is the one of my favorites for the word “green.” It goes along with joie de vivre quite nicely.
Hope you all enjoyed the holiday! Let’s hope I get my computer back soon!
*All definitions from Dictionary.com.