* Close but no cigar

“Close but no cigar” seems to have its origins in US fairgrounds from the early 1900s.  Apparently parents were earning cigars as prizes for knocking over a 1000 pound steel-filled bowling pin with a feather, or the like.  The fairground hawkers would cry out, “Close- but no cigar!” to the multitude who wasted their money and effort.  Now it’s kids who get the prizes and it costs much more than a nickel a game.

This Color Your World challenge is supposed to depict red violet, but as they say….

red violet



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