Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Question Of The Day


Things that make you go hmm. Anyone?

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  1. I do know that it used to be "a norange" and later became "an orange". (And damn you, auto correct! How many times do I have to type it!)

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    1. That is really cool, Natalie! I didn't know that. And...sigh...auto correct. It means well but sometimes it gets on your nerves!

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  2. Dang, I can't even make sense of the sentence because I have no sense.

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    1. If you read this in the morning, it gives you a headache!

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  3. Good question. My guess is the color came first. Interesting to read Natalie's comment; it makes a lot of sense since it would be slightly similar to the Spanish for orange, naranja.

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    1. It's always fun to learn new things. I like the Spanish name for orange. It has a nice ring to it.

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  4. Well...Girl I think an orange is orange because it happened to be so sweet it goes right through the skin, I mean we don"t call bananas, that yellow curved thing, we don't call strawberry, little red, and imagine water melon a big ball that leaks juice, or better yet an apple, a round red, green, spot of yellow thing that may or may not have a worm. Just hope you don't find a half in the apple, hum!!! Chuckling away, you always make me chuckles and laugh out loud, only you....

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  5. Trick question, I think the colour came first, lol.

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    1. It makes me think of the question about the chicken and the egg. Which one came first?

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  6. All I know is that I just ate an orange and it was sweet and juicy!
    I love oranges and love the color orange
    Have a great day, Martha ...

    Orange you glad it's spring ...

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  7. Fun question, especially if read out loud, but the answer isn't important, is it?

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    1. No really. It was meant for fun but my bloggers made it even more fun.

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  8. Good question. Can you imagine a debate about that? Kind of like what came first, the chicken or the egg.

    Now I want an orange!

    betty

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  9. According to The Free Dictionary, the plant came first, and then the color was named after it.

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    1. I went to check that out and it's really interesting. Then it made me wonder what the colour orange was called before it was called orange. I discovered that it was referred to as yellow-red or red-yellow. What started out as a fun post turned into an interesting and educational one. Thanks to fellow bloggers!

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  10. Now you've got me looking this situation. I'd never thought of it before. My trusty Webster's should have it.

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    1. After all the interesting comments my blogging pals left, I went to look it up. And learned some new things!

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  11. I guess I should have read mr_subjunctive's before I made mine. Now I'm going to have to visit mr_subjunctive.

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    1. He's a very cool blogger. Great writer and great sense of humour.

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  12. This is the kind of question that has me eating only blood oranges!

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  13. I know I am eating an orange right now and it is delicious!

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    1. It certainly is delicious. If I lived in a tropical place, I'd have lemon and orange trees.

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  14. The word is ultimately derived from the Persian word for an orange tree.

    Mystery solved

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    1. also reminds me of the question, chicken or the egg?

      Egg came first. Chickens come from a wild ancestor known as red jungle fowl. While you could debate that there must of been some hybrid half-domesticated jungle fowl there somewhere, the egg of the first real chicken must came from a not-so-chicken.

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    2. You are loaded with information, Adam! I bet you're great at playing trivia games.

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  15. Hahahahah, my answer is yes. But really I don't know. That's a pretty good one though.

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    1. Well, after all the comments above, we have the answer. This blogging world is so much fun. Educational, too :)

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  16. Good question, Martha! And I think you got a few good replies here.
    I LOVE oranges.

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    1. Oranges are great. Especially when they're really fresh and sweet.

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