# A little riddle for you

Not mathematical yet I represent a half of sorts,

With furrowed brows and a holey sign I am formed,

My colouring a little 'boorish' you could say,

My opposite North-eastern?!

What am I?

It is a symbol.

Think about what Boor sounds like? And what colour is often associated with that?

• Would [word] apply? It is to be used when the answer is a word. Dec 27, 2020 at 3:43
• No, it is not a word. Dec 27, 2020 at 5:51
• Do you mean "holey" or "holy"? Just checking. Dec 29, 2020 at 14:13

I think the answer might be

Not mathematical yet I represent a half of sorts,

The ♀ symbol represents the female sex, members of which make up roughly half of the global human population.

With furrowed brows and a holey sign I am formed,

From the OP: "furrowed brows" indicates "cross" and "holey" refers to the circle above it.

My colouring a little 'boorish' you could say,

From the OP: 'boorish' is meant to indicate 'like a boar or pig' and refers to the colour pink. There is a common modern connection between the colour pink and femininity and this often leads to the symbol being depicted in pink.

Original Answer: ♀ is also the symbol for the planet Venus which looks coarsely coloured as you can see.

Also "boor" sounds like "beer" and the colour of Venus does somewhat resemble a beer settling.

My opposite North-eastern?!

The symbol for male is ♂ which, as you can see, is a circle with an arrow pointing to the North-East.

• Boor=Boar=Pig which is pink in colour. Dec 29, 2020 at 17:34
• Also furrowed brows=cross and holey = hole. Dec 29, 2020 at 17:39
• @Smartest1here Thanks, will edit in your suggestions. I should say that, even though a pig is usually pink, a boar is a specific animal which is brown/black in colour. Also, the symbol in question is not really associated with pink but more often red or green. Dec 29, 2020 at 17:45
• @Smartest1here The furrowed brows bit is very clever though. Dec 29, 2020 at 17:47

I think you might be

The angry face emoticon: >:O

Not mathematical yet I represent a half of sorts,

You look like "greater than zero" which is essentially half of the real numbers

With furrowed brows and a holey sign I am formed,

The > indicates the furrowed brow, and the O "holey sign" the open mouth

My colouring a little 'boorish' you could say,

In emoji world (hinted by "coloring"), the equivalent is 😠 which in some platforms has an angry red tint (very much not sure about this clue...)

My opposite North-eastern?!

On a keyboard, north east from > is :, and north east from O is ) - put them together, and you have :) which is the opposite of >:O

• This is not the answer. Dec 28, 2020 at 5:35
• Hint: Think about what Boor sounds like? And what colour is often associated with that? Dec 28, 2020 at 5:40

225

My colouring a little 'boorish' you could say,

the color of rgb 225

With furrowed brows and a holey sign I am formed,

the number's shape.

My opposite North-eastern?! (I got the hint from this)

Northeast (NE), 45°'s opposite is 225°

I don't know about the first clue.

• Hint: The answer is not aiming at any alphanumerical characters per se. Dec 27, 2020 at 13:13
• @Smartest1here What do you mean? Dec 27, 2020 at 13:14
• @Smartest1here So this is wrong? Dec 27, 2020 at 13:19
• Yes it is...... Dec 27, 2020 at 13:55

I think its

St

st is 2 out of 5 letters of sorts.if we rotate st 90degree we see a eyebrow shape and a cross .st stands for sao tome which is a south western country also