English 10: Writing Portfolio
Catholic Memorial High School
|When most people think of the word
green they think of a beautiful color or of the Irish culture .
My word green shows us how the word english has changed overtime.
There are many different definitions of my word. The first one comes from the American Hertitage
Dictionary which says " of a season or year: characterized by a abudance of verdure; hence of a
winter or christmas." The second definition comes from the Webster Dictionary. It says that
green is used " applied to meet that is putrid from long keeping, with reference to the green
surface tint which it acquires." The final definition is from Random on a Bridge Dictionary.
That dictionary says " to see anything in green in (one's) eye: to detected any signs of
The O.E.D has a interesting definition of the word green. The O.E.D says " denoting the colour
which in the spectrum is intermediate between blue and yellow; in nature chiefly conspicous as the
colour of growing herbage and leaves." In 1590 Spencer F.Q. 111 v. 40 says " a dainty
place .. planted with mirtle trees and laurells greene."
Some qoutes from the O.E.D, for example is from 1500 Chaucer's Dreme 1267 Sailing. " Over
the waves high and greene." Another one is from 1648-60 Hexham Dutch Ditcionary. "The dark
green grass." Also " a most beautiful metallic golden-green grass."
|The one mile track event had dated
itself all the way back to 776 b.c. to a.d. 393. It was
originated in Greece when they competed in this sport in the Greek Olympics. This sport made its way
over to Britain in the second half of the 19th century. In Britain the current level of popularity
is not very high. Mostly people like action sports like soccer and archery not running. The
devolpment of running reveals that Britain does not want to be known for just enjoying violent
sports but known as open minded people.
Mr. President this year at Catholic Memorial I
am learning about British Literature. In our sophmore