Tuesday, December 2, 2008

On the "grey" of grey-friars ...

When coffee, though a dark brown drink
Was named a coffee "black",
Was beige too "grey"
Since grey-friars' way
Of clothing
Is beige both front and back?

The cappucino gives a hint
Since beige it is no doubt:
Named after them,
(Their mantle hem
And hood too)
It should colour all their "clout"!

1 comment:

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

Even when writing this dictionary, "grey" could enter into the definition of "beige", though the word itself is old: