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Mauve Musings

Last week I got away with a dud 5 letter word against Jackie. Under our special rules at club she had 2 free challenges available so maybe she should have checked, but who would have thought MAUVY was not allowed?


There is a comparative word for all these colours:


RED ---- REDDY and REDDISH

ORANGE ---- ORANGY, ORANGEY and ORANGISH

YELLOW ---- YELLOWY and YELLOWISH

GREEN ---- GREENY and GREENISH

LIME ---- LIMEY (Possible just because it is a British sailor)

BLUE ---- BLUEY and BLUEISH

PURPLE ---- PURPLY and PURPLISH

PINK ---- PINKY and PINKISH

WHITE ---- WHITY, WHITEY and WHITISH

BROWN ---- BROWNY and BROWNISH

BLACK ---- BLACKISH (interesting that there is no blacky)

GREY ---- GREYISH

GRAY ---- GRAYISH

SILVER ---- SILVERY

BEIGE ---- BEIGY


I might easily have described a colour as MAUVY or MAUVISH? But neither of them are allowed


There are other colours that can't be compared. Certainly there is no scarlety, emeraldy or apricoty, but they would never have been part of my personal lexicon as mauvy or mauvish would have been


Would you have used either of those two, or is it just me?


Happy Scrabbling

Patrick





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