Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month.
Blue: The color of the sky + sea (- pollution).
To have the blues, to be blue: Sadness.
“The Blues”: Music about said sadness.
Ironically, blues is traditionally black.
Blue in the news
This month, legendary bluesman BB King passed away. His death didn’t come out of the blue — he was old and sick, plus his woman left him.
A flag representing Earth, the blue planet, has been proposed. Other planets beware, we’re coming for you.
(Sing with us!)
True Blue: Fiercely loyal, faithful.
Baby, I’ll never leave you.
Once in a blue moon: Something rare or infrequent.
Baby, I just want to love you!
Blue Balls: Long time, no sex.
Baby, can’t you see I’m suffering?
I’ve got the blues…
Blueberry: A berry that is blue. What a world we live in.
Sick kids prefer nurses wearing blue. Sick adults prefer them wearing nothing.
Psychologists claim that blue represents calm. That’ll be $300, please.