Greenwash (was Re: "Frankenfood" in South Africa)

wachal robert s rwachal at BLUE.WEEG.UIOWA.EDU
Tue Jul 20 11:35:07 UTC 1999

Right, originally 'Frankenstein' was the doctor's name, but it has since
become so closely associated with the monster, that dictionaries gloss it
both ways.  Copyeditors, take note.

Bob Wachal

On Tue, 20 Jul 1999, Bruce K. Dykes wrote:

> Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
> >     (Again, Mary Shelley really should have named Frankenstein's
> > monster--Frankenstein is the doctor.)
> I think the monster was named Adam, but I'll have to check. In any case,
> the franken- prefix is a fantastic linguistic contribution, ranking
> right up there with robot.
> >     This is from pg. 58:
> >
> > dubbed "Frankenfoods."  Environmentalists warn we must beware of greenwash,
> > the misinformation put out by scientists and economists the world over to
> > legitimise their illegitimate experiments.  In researching this
> This from the web
> (
> What exactly is Greenwash, you may ask?
>      We consulted the dictionary and found the following definitions:
>      green*wash: (gr~en-w^osh) -washers, -washing, -washed 1.) The
> phenomenon of socially and environmentally destructive corporations
> attempting to preserve and expand their markets by posing as friends of
> the environment and leaders in the struggle to eradicate poverty. 2)
> Environmental whitewash. 3) Hogwash.
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