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[word-lover] 【整理】2008-08-03 Words and Their Stories

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Now the VOA  special english program :words and their stories
Green is an important color in Nature,It is color of grass and leaves on the trees,It is also color of growing plant,Sometimes the word green means young,fresh and growing,Sometimes it decribe something that it is not yet right,or finished,

For example,a green horn is someone who has no experiences,who is new to the situation,in the fifty century,A green horn was a young cow or ox whose horns has not yet developed,a century so later,A green horn was a soldier who had not yet had any experiences in battle,By the eighty century,A green horn had a meaning has today,aperson who is the new in the job,

About one hundred years ago,green horn was a popular expression in the American West,All timer used it to describe aman who just arrived from one of the big city back east.the green horn lacked the skills who would need to live in  the hot ,rough country,

Someone who has ability to grow plants well,is said to have a green thumb,The expression comes from the early 1900,a person with a green thumb seems to have a magic touch that make plants grow quickly and well,You might say the woman next door has a green thumb,If her garden  continues to grow long after your plants has died,

A green revolution is a name  given some years ago to develope a new kind of rice and other grains,the plants produces much large crops,The green revolution was a result of hard work by agriculture scientists who had a green thumb,

Green is also a color used to decribe a powerful  emotion jealousy,the  green eyes monster is not a  frightenly creature out of space,It is a expression used  about 400years ago by British writer,Wilian Shelsbill in his play  of deloe,It described unpleasant feeling  a person has,when someone has sth he wants,A young man may suffer from green eyes monster if his girlfriend begin to go out with someone else,Or the green eyes monster may affect your friend if you get pay rise but she does not

In most places of the world,a green light is a sign to move ahead,a green light on the traffic signal mean your car can continue on,in every day speech,a green light means to continue the project,we want you to know we have a green light to continue the series next week
Now the VOA special English program words and their stories
Green is an important color in nature,It is the color of grass and leaves on tree.It is also the color of growing plants

Sometimes the word green means young .fresh or growing.Sometimes it decribe something it is not yet right or finished.
For example  A green horn is someone who has no experiences,who is new to the situation.In the fifty century.A green horn is a young cow or ox whose horn did not yet developed.A century so later.A green horn was a soldier  who had not yet any experiences in battle.By the eighty century,A green horn had the meaning has today,A person who is new in the job,About one hundred years ago,Green horn was a popular expression in the American West.All timers used it to describe a man who had just arrived from one of big citys back East.The green horn lacked skills he would need in the hard rough country,

Someone who has ability to grow plants well is said to have green thumb,The expression comes from the early of nineteen hundreds.A person with green thumb seems have magic touch that makes plants grow quickly and well.You might say that the woman next door has a green thumb if her garden contiunes to grow long after your plants have died,
A green revolution is a name given  some years ago to develop new kind of rice and other grains.The plants produces much large crops.The green revelution is the result of hard work by agriculture scientists who had green thumbs.

Green is also color used to describe powerful emotion of jealousy.The green eyes monster is not frighten creature from out  space
It was expression used four hundreds years ago by British writter Willian Shilspier in his player "off delo"it describes unpleasent feeling a person has when someone has someting he wants.A young man may suffer from green eyes monster if his girlfriend begin to go out with someone else.Or the green eyes monster may affect your friend if you get pay raise but she does not

In most places in the world,A green light is a sign to move ahead,A green light on the traffic signal means your car can continue on,In everyday speech,A green light means  approval to continue project.We want you to know,We have green light to continue the series next week
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