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An English Lesson 1 - The Language of Blue

The Language of Blue

Feeling blue: to feel sad or unhappy
Out of the blue: unexpected
True blue: to be loyal or faithful
Once in a blue moon: an event that occurs infrequently
Blue ribbon: first place, to describe something as being of the highest quality
Blue blood: an aristocrat
Blue law: laws about morality issues
Blue comedy: jokes about socially taboo subjects
Blueprint: a detailed design of an object or idea
Blue plate special: a special priced meal at a restaurant
Bluestocking: a woman with strong scholarly interests
Big Blue: an informal name for the computer company IBM
Blue cheese: a type of cheese with blue lines in it and a strong taste+
Blue Cross: an American medical insurance company
Blue Danube: the title of an extremely popular waltz (=a type of music for dancing to), written by Johann Strauss in 1866
Blue Nile: one of the two rivers that form the River Nile. It starts in Ethiopia in East Africa, and flows north to Khartoum in Sudan, where it joins the White Nile.
Blue Ridge Mountains: the part of the Appalachians (=a group of mountains in the eastern US) that goes from southern Pennsylvania to northern Georgia
Danish blue: a type of cheese made especially in Denmark which has blue marks in it and has a strong taste
Electric blue: a very bright blue colour
Ice-blue: very pale blue
Little Boy Blue: a character in a nursery rhyme (=an old song or poem for young children). He is a young boy who is dressed in blue and goes to sleep instead of taking care of the cows and sheep. The rhyme goes: Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn,/The sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in the corn;/But where is the boy that looks after the sheep?/He's under a haycock, fast asleep.
midnight blue: a very dark blue colour

Navy Blue: very dark blue
Rhythm and Blues: R & B (=a type of popular music)
Royal Blue: a bright deep blue colour
bright blue, like the colour of the sky when there are no clouds
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