G is for things beginning with G

I suppose I could have gone with gray.

greenland_map_220Leslie, part of our ABC Wednesday team, posted this on Facebook. I’m lazy enough to stretch it into a whole blog post.

“The last name game: Use the first letter of your last name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real places, names, things, nothing made up.”

1. Last name? Green.

2. An animal? Giraffe. I could have gone with one of these, but it was the first thing I thought of.

3. A boy’s name: George. The obvious choice, other names notwithstanding. My wife and daughter’s distant relative is Prince George of Cambridge. Plus, for some sort of linguistic reason, it is the name I’m most often mistakenly called.

4. A girl’s name: Gina. The first name that came to mind, as opposed to these.

5. An occupation?: Ghostwriter. I think I could do that. Here are other options.

6. A color? Green. I suppose I could have gone with gray. Actually, I couldn’t.

7. Something you wear? Glasses, because I do. I almost went with gloves, which I also wear a good deal of the time. Or galoshes, which I think is a funny word. Some other choices.

8. A beverage? Green tea. Since I don’t like gin, all my obvious choices had two words – ginger ale (drink it when I’m sick), grape juice (reminds me of Communion), grapefruit juice (drank in lieu of orange juice in the 1970s). More ideas.

9. A food? Green grapes. Grapefruit, graham crackers, and green beans were contenders. Other options, though adding “grilled” to food I think is a bit of a cheat.

10. Something found in the bathroom? Germs. Literally, the only thing that came to mind. Hadn’t thought of these.

11. A place? Greenland. There are, of course, tons of these, so I limited the list to countries. I first thought of Greece but settled for my homeland. Here are other countries.

12. A reason you’re late? Gridlock. Again, my first consideration. From this roster, the best ones start with the word “got” … a flat tire, in an accident.

13. Something you shout? Gadzooks. Seriously, the initial thing that came to mind, and there are plenty on this list that I have said far more often, including gosh, groovy, go away, get out, get away from me, goal, golly, Gesundheit, and good grief.

14. Something you hate? Greed. Didn’t find a list I liked. Gossip is another option. I suppose the universe of G things might apply.

15. A band? Green Day. There are lots of them, and Genesis, the first book in the Bible, actually came first to mind. Or the Go-Go’s, who I saw perform a few decades ago. Or something from this compendium. But let’s pretend that I’m as GREEN obsessed as I feign to be.

A song from those three groups, the ones I most associate with each group:

Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

The Go Go’s – We Got the Beat

Green Day – American Idiot

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ABC Wednesday – Round 17

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

21 thoughts on “G is for things beginning with G”

  1. LOL! I wasn’t sure where you were going with this from the title. What a fun exercise. Since my muse has deserted me, I think I’ll try this soon. Hope your day goes well today.

  2. I’d forgotten I did this – must have been ages ago! Love your answers and the options, too. I must do this again now that I have a different last name! Have GREAT day!

    PS: Are you really from Greenland?

    abcw team

    A lot of work required here, especially as I have lots read on ABCW today,
    So I will do this quiz when the GREY matter springs into action,
    Therefore, Until then,

    “I have nothing to declare but my GENIOUS”

    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.

  4. Great Going, Mr. Green! and fun. You had me with saying you’re from Greenland, but anything is possible, right?

  5. Great going!
    An insight into the green world. Loved it!
    Will borrow the theme sometime in future with due credit to you and Leslie.

  6. That was entertaining:) You had to find a lot of G-words though! As a response to my blog – I hope you’ll get to be a grandpa one day! Not for the G, but “for reals” :):)

  7. Highly gifted! I like the idea to do a similar post when the W turns up!
    Have a great week! I hope you are okay.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

  8. That was a clever way to write you G post, and also very revealing of your thinking. I a always thriving to develop divergent thinking in my students, and you have it. Blessings, my friend!

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