Quote Originally Posted by Teddy View Post
I'd say it's between purple and a rich dark red, which I consider defaults to red. "Mauve" is a word from 1856.
Which is to say it is 63 years better. Also, why use something like reddish purple when Mauve describes exactly what you mean. It is the same lack of precision that causes people to talk about one using fancy long words when they should be talking about the sesquipedalian character of their speech. (Needless to say, I get the "long words" complaint decently often.)