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Purpling Prose

It's time to practice a new vocabulary word! I just learned that "purpling" is Christian camp counselor slang for any heterosexual interaction between a male and a female (blue + pink = purple), from flirtation to fornication in the bushes.


In standard English, "purpling" is a real word meaning simply "turning purple."

My bushes are purpling!


My husband and I are purpling!


My friend Lisa's hair may be purpling soon, because she is the late Prince's #1 fan, and she has just received tenure! Woohoo!

That's actually me in the purple; Lisa is on the right.

My sanity and wits are purpling! (But really, if you can help me solve either of the literary mysteries below, I'd be so happy because these questions are driving me crazy.)



My book characters are purpling!

And I'm purple-punch drunk because I've just completed draft one of chapter one of The Grove of Thorismud!

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