May 1, 2014 @ MoC

From our ColorCorpus research …


As you see in the picture, the so-called GREYhound dogs aren’t grey at all.

“Greyhound: Noted for its great long-legged speed and keen sight, the greyhound breed of dogs isn’t usually grey. The word GREY in its name has nothing to do with the color, deriving ultimately from the Old Norse “grey” which means “bitch”, “hound” coming from the Old English “hound” for “dog”. The dog’s name is first recorded about 1000 CE. Today its name adorns any swift ocean liner and Greyhound buses. Greyhounds, still used for hunting, are generally used in dog racing.”


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