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Thursday, December 5 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Biography of Green

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Enjoy a thoughtful and entertaining evening with Chrysti The Wordsmith, ruminating on all things “Green.” Chrysti is the host of the popular “Chrysti the Wordsmith,” a two-minute radio series on the origins and histories of words and phrases in the English language. “Chrysti the Wordsmith” is produced at KGLT-FM on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman and is syndicated in Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and worldwide on Armed Forces Radio and Television Network.

The Biography of Green
In Western cultures, the color green represents growth, nature, youth, inexperience, spring, money, envy and jealousy. The word is the star of the English terms greenback, green room, green thumb and greenhorn, and the expressions green around the gills and the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. The fortunes of green changed forever in the 1970s when concerns about the planet’s wellbeing inspired young activists to adopt the color as an aspirational symbol of vigorous, healthy growth on Earth.

Chrysti the Wordsmith will be your etymological tour guide through the history of the word green, from its first appearance as a color term circa 700 AD to its role as the powerful symbol of 21st-century environmentalism.

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Chrysti The Wordsmith

Wordsmith, Chrysti The Wordsmith
Chrysti the WordsmithChrysti M. Smith has been writing and talking about words for 29 years.  She hosts “Chrysti the Wordsmith,” a two-minute radio series on the origins and histories of words and phrases in the English language.  “Chrysti the Wordsmith” is produced at KGLT-FM... Read More →


Thursday December 5, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm MST
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