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    Smile green dog

    Dear teachers and friends...

    Could you shed some light on this?

    whether someone call someone else a green dog due to his/her behaviour, what does it mean?

    He's such a green dog!

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    Re: green dog

    Never met this, but green is traditionally the colour of jealousy or innocence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Never met this, but green is traditionally the colour of jealousy or innocence.
    hmm... interesting, I know the blue colour is related to sadness, as in:

    I am feeling blue today.

    so, would it be possible to write a sentence using 'green' related to jealousy or innocence?

    As for the green dog, I guess it has something to do with innocence, no idea why they used a dog to describe people, maybe because of the dog's obedience. Very awkward sentence, as awkward as a green dog.

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    Re: green dog

    "She showed every sign of green-eyed jealousy"

    Another possibility - that "he" is ecologically hyperaware/active.

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    Re: green dog

    Yet another definition of "green" is naive, inexperienced, a novice.

    "The drill sergeant's job is to turn a bunch of green recruits into soldiers."

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    Smile Re: green dog

    Thank you!!!

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