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samivel
192129.  Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:46 pm Reply with quote

Apparently, it originally covered green in Welsh as well. At least, the Welsh for grass is 'glaswellt', which means 'blue straw'.

 
AlmondFacialBar
192136.  Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:28 pm Reply with quote

would it orginally mean "blue green" ? it's a perfectly good colour after all...

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
samivel
192151.  Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:15 am Reply with quote

I think it referred to a range of hues in the grey/green/blue area.

 
Celebaelin
192157.  Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:52 am Reply with quote

As well as being a style of music Bluegrass does also refer to blue grass, particularly that associated with the area around Lexington Kentucky.

http://plantanswers.tamu.edu/turf/publications/bluegrass.html

On the cover of the Lynyrd Skynyrd album Street Survivors the band member Thomas Delmer "Artimus" Pyle (you couldn't make this stuff up) can be seen wearing a T-shirt which reads "MY GRASS IS BLUE". Pyle was born July 15, 1948 in Louisville, Kentucky (belated birthday wishes to you Mr. Pyle sir).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artimus_Pyle

 
dr.bob
192167.  Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:20 am Reply with quote

Kentucky Bluegrass:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smooth_Meadow-grass

Looks green to me.

 
Celebaelin
192169.  Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:31 am Reply with quote

I didn't mean to imply that the grass was blue (it would be something of a rarity to have a blue photosynthetic pigment) I just separated it into blue grass to distinguish it from the Bluegrass music style which in turn gets its name from the rhizoid grass in question. Would it have been less ambiguous to leave it as Bluegrass throughout I wonder? All sorted now anyway.

 
Cruitni
368285.  Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:47 pm Reply with quote

dr.bob wrote:
Kentucky Bluegrass:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smooth_Meadow-grass

Looks green to me.

It only looks blue when it is unmown and has gone to flower and seed, at about a foot and half to 2 feet, then the field is an unmistakable blue. Or if you miss it you have astigmatism or other degenerative or genetic eye disease. Woad is green too.

 
Cruitni
368291.  Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:55 pm Reply with quote

Celebaelin wrote:
As well as being a style of music Bluegrass does also refer to blue grass, particularly that associated with the area around Lexington Kentucky.

http://plantanswers.tamu.edu/turf/publications/bluegrass.html

On the cover of the Lynyrd Skynyrd album Street Survivors the band member Thomas Delmer "Artimus" Pyle (you couldn't make this stuff up) can be seen wearing a T-shirt which reads "MY GRASS IS BLUE". Pyle was born July 15, 1948 in Louisville, Kentucky (belated birthday wishes to you Mr. Pyle sir).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artimus_Pyle


Wishing a happy birthday to a convicted child molester and batterer of girls 4 and 8 when they fail to comply may be misread by some people, as would calling him Sir.

 

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