One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Slang (originally Military). With the. An unpleasant, unfair, or undesirable situation or event. Often in figurative phrases, as the means by which this is inflicted upon someone: compare "wienie".
2Angling. Any of various types of fly having a green colour; specifically a type of simple, wingless fly having a body of bright green chenille.
1940s. From green + wienie.
green weenie/ˌɡriːn ˈwiːni/
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