Out of curiousity, I wanted to find out how many words of English are valid HTML colors.
The following one-liner (white-space introduced for clarity):
Most of the colors appear pastel because
[a-f]+ only allows for
(36.0 / 256) ** 3 ~ 0.3% of all the colors. These are also the colors which are closest to white
bacabais a South American fruit
baccaeis plural of
bacca, also a kind of fruit
bedeafdon’t seem to have any meaning
If you allow some 1337, then the number balloons to 817.