Why do people with brown eyes say their eyes are hazel?

I know hazel eyes are eyes with multiple colors but you don't expect amber & brown to count as hazel or even small hints of green in *good* lighting.. They're just brown... When people say they have hazel eyes I'm thinking "Ok, either they're a brown eyed person trying to sound unique or... show more I know hazel eyes are eyes with multiple colors but you don't expect amber & brown to count as hazel or even small hints of green in *good* lighting.. They're just brown... When people say they have hazel eyes I'm thinking "Ok, either they're a brown eyed person trying to sound unique or they actually have visible colorations like blue and green combined so that is doesn't actually count as either color so it has to be called hazel. No offense to anyone. Just wondering why *some* people with brown eyes prefer to say hazel now?
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