Crio’s Q: what does Green mean?

What does green mean?


It was worse than election week! Bombarded by the Greens – this time, though, for the annual St Pat’s frenzy.

There are a lot of superstitions about the colour green. Certainly it has long been considered unlucky to wear on the racecourse (this despite Bart’s green and gold diagonals racking up G1s).

Of course, the Irish green won the Six Nations this week and their cricketers, clad in the Emerald, toppled the Zimbobs for a last ball St Pat’s Day win – but that’s allowed around 17 March.

For the rest of the year, is  Green best avoided? And how?


  1. Previous 2 weeks I was convinced I had finally worked out the secret of golf. A few 3 putts but otherwise hitting it flush.
    Saturday I avoided anything green – fairway or putting surface.
    Must have been St Paddy’s Day aversion therapy.
    Back to the drawing board for Swing Mk CXXVVII this Saturday.
    P.S. I remember Kensei wearing Les Bridge’s green and red silks when it won the Cup. And I reckon Van der Hum had green underneath the mud somewhere.

  2. Crio,

    Have you been smoking ‘green”
    The best beer comes in green bottles
    Aren’t $100 notes green (haven’t seen one for a while)
    A day on the “green” there have been some great ones recently
    The bowling “green” (for Oges)
    The Green and Gold (oi oi oi)
    Some of the best racing colours ( remember Diecaster at Cheltenham in the florescent lime green, easy to see), Barts colours as mentioned, Aga Khan’s colours are predominantly green.
    I used to be green at many things, now I’m just an old fart
    Jade green a lucky colour for Chinese ( association with wealth?)
    The Green Lantern, The Hulk, Kermit
    No one in Reservoir Dogs complained about being Mr Green
    Green is for go

    Give green a break,

  3. And we have made the Finals on the synthetic greens Jock

  4. It’s not that easy being green;
    Having to spend each day the color of the leaves.
    When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold-
    or something much more colorful like that.

    It’s not easy being green.
    It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things.
    And people tend to pass you over ’cause you’re not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water-
    or stars in the sky.

    But green’s the color of Spring.
    And green can be cool and friendly-like.
    And green can be big like an ocean, or important like a mountain, or tall like a tree.

    When green is all there is to be
    It could make you wonder why, but why wonder? Why Wonder, I am green and it’ll do fine, it’s beautiful!
    And I think it’s what I want to be.

    K.Frog, many moons ago.

  5. 98 – Jezabeel – Green with a Gold V
    81 – Just a Dash for battlers Kerry and Lloyd – in TJ’s green and blue stripes
    80 – Beldale Ball in Sangster colours
    76 – I was right about Van Der Hum – green and pink diagonals with green cap and mud splatters.
    Its strange what random memories stick, when you can no longer rely on remembering your PIN number.

  6. I suppose we can dismiss Danny Green; he hasn’t fought for a while, so i dare say he’s retired.


  7. My suspicion is that the disdain towards green could be a British snub of the Irish – easily translated to the racecourse where the poor Emerald Isle immigrants may have been seen as “losers” by the bookies and breeders.

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