This little debate started with my wife. Hmmmmm. Anyway, I have been under the impression that hazel eyes were green and blue, or brown and yellow, etc. As long as it was some sort of combo basically.
My wife says, oh no, the dictionary says hazel is brown and yellow. Hmmm. I check dictionaries, yep that’s what it says. Arggggh! I then ask what everyone else in the family thinks–Easter get together conversation, you know. Most people thing that hazel has some green in it. Ok, so that’s about 5 of 6 people that had this impression. I go to work today and compile some more “random” stats. OK, I’m up to about 15 of 16 people that think it has got some green it in. In the dictionary: “brown and yellow.” Never a deviation.
I do a little bit of research and think that if I go onto one of the contact lense sites I’ll probably find my answer. OK, they are basically brown.
Why are so many of us convinced there is some green in hazel, yet the dictionary states there is none.
Alright, so what’s up? Why are so many people here wrong? You know what the odds here are of 15 of 16 people being wrong about there being some green? What do you do with the rest of the combinations, such as green and blue? What are they called?