A long time ago, I worked in a job where the boss was "pointy-haired", and we habitually referred to some of the manifestations of his pointy-hairedness as "mauve". Why was this? Well it all came about as a reference to a specific Dilbert cartoon. Tioday I followed a link from Raymond Chen and ended up at the Dilbert strip finder. I typed in database (why not mauve?), and the second hit was the cartoon that explains it all. What's not to like?