A popular device used for quotation and storytelling.

This began on the *chan imageboards, where quoting text places a > in front of it, turning it green. This effect can also be done manually. Before long, this feature was put to innovative use. When quoting another post, greentext is frequently used for summary, criticism, and ridicule. Its other major use is storytelling, in which a lengthy story is told through fragmentary statements in greentext.

Greentext became highly popular for both of these functions due to its convenience. When quoting a post, it is easier to summarize than to respond in full. When telling a story, stringing together sentence fragments is a grammatically easier alternative to prose composition (it also makes for lighter reading).

This feature has become so widespread that it is sometimes used outside of imageboards (eg Youtube comments).
>be me
>be 17
>going on a weeklong summer camping trip
>greentext story of how I lost my virginity etc

>he doesn't use a Linux-based OS

>implying implications
by Xcalibur201 August 28, 2016
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Greentext is a method used when anon wants to quote another anon to draw attention to a few words. It is accomplished by using the > character before your text.

Also great for indicating what the poster was implying.
>Implying you never heard of greentext.
by TheGameAlsoManualBreathing January 6, 2010
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