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

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HW Now The VOA Special English Programme wrords and their stories. Green is an importatnt color in natrual. It is the color of grass and leaves on trees. It is also the color of most growing plants. Sometimes the word 'Green' means yong,fresh and growing,sometimes it describes something that is not yet right or finished. For example,a green horn is someone who has no exprience, who is new to a situation . In the fifty centry, a green horn was a yong cow ox whose horn had not yet developed. A centry or so later, a green horn was a soldier who had not yet had any experience in battle. By the eighteen centry, a green horn had the meaning it has today.A person who is new in the job. About one hundred years ago, green horn was a popular expression in the Amercian West. Old..... used it to describe a man who had just arrived from one of the big cities back East. The green horn lacked the skills he would need to live in the hard rough county. Someone who has the ability to grow plans well is set to have a green thumb. The expression comes from the early 1800's, a person with a green thumb seems to have a magic touch that makes plants go quickly and well. You might say that the woman next door has a green thumb if her garden continues to grow long after your plants have died. The green revolution is the name given some years ago to the goverment of new kinds of rice and other grains. The new plants produced much larger crops.The green revolution was the result of hard work by agriculture scientists who had green thumbs. Green is also the color used to describe the powerful emotion jealousy.The green eyed munster is not a frightening creature from out of space. It is an expression used about four hundred years ago by British writer William shaksper in his play of Fella.It describes the unpleasant feeling on person has when someone has something he wants. A yong man may suffer from the green eye murster if his girfriend begins going out with someone else or that green eyed murster may affect your friend if you get pay raise and she does not. In most places in the world, a green light is a sign to move ahead. a green light on a traffice signal means your car can continue on. In every day's speach, a green light means approval to continue with a project. We want you to know we have a gree light to continue the series next week.
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