Monday, December 7, 2015

Manic Monday Triple Overtime--So What Happens When Hal Jordan Gets Married?

Search For Love #1 (1950) has a little piece on wedding superstitions, including this:

Holy crap!!

I've never heard this "ditty"...then again, I've never been a prospective bride worrying about what color to wear at my wedding.

Also, I'm still showing my ignorance here...but are there people who really get married in red? Green?

The ditty does a good job of going through Geoff Johns' "emotional spectrum" of Color Corps, though. "Married in blue, turn into a shrew?" "Married in indigo, you will get vertigo?" "Married in orange...?" That's why nothing rhymes with orange--an Orange Lantern would never get married, because then they'd have to share!!

Another wedding superstition:

So brides are trying to trick evil spirits into attacking their alleged best friends? Talk about bridezillas!!

Of course, if the evil spirit were any good at all, if it got confused it would just hex everyone in the party...

3 comments:

Erich said...

"Married in orange, honeymoon at the Blorenge...it's a mountain in Wales...well, I don't care HOW expensive a trip to Wales is, you HAVE to go there because it's the only place that rhymes!"

Green Luthor said...

Etrigan once said (and if you can't trust a rhyming demon, who can you trust?) that he'd usually go with "whore binge". (And, really, "married in orange, go on a whore binge" really isn't much worse than some of those others...)

Arynne said...


The whole poem as I learned it went:

Married in White
You have chosen aright.
Married in Blue
Your love will be true.
Married in Pink
Your fortunes will sink.
Married in Green
You will not long be seen.
Married in Red
You'll wish you were dead.
Married in Yellow
Ashamed of the fellow.
Married in Brown
You'll live out of town.
Married in Grey
You'll live far away.
Married in Black
You'll wish yourself back.

That makes it sound as though the only safe wedding dresses are white and blue ones! However, I have heard that white was considered the color of mourning and not worn on happy occasions, until Queen Victoria wore a white dress for her own wedding. So that rhyme is not as old as it sounds!