Recently, in a book I was reading, I came across the phrase “blameless blue” (as the author was describing a ‘blameless blue’ sky). Indeed, I was quite taken with such an apparently unique and evocative alliterative word pairing. In fact, when I considered it in concert with the many other clever and creative devices in the book, I became even more convinced of the author’s considerable talent.
In any case, some time later, out of curiosity, I searched the internet for the exact phrase, “blameless blue”. Expecting no matches, I was nonplussed to find 87 distinct hits for it using Google, and almost 200 hits though Yahoo search!
Have you ever heard the phrase, “blameless blue”? I know I hadn’t, and that made me all the more surprised to learn that it’s not too rare at all.