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!)
That is really cool, Natalie! I didn't know that. And...sigh...auto correct. It means well but sometimes it gets on your nerves!
Dang, I can't even make sense of the sentence because I have no sense.
If you read this in the morning, it gives you a headache!
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.
It's always fun to learn new things. I like the Spanish name for orange. It has a nice ring to it.
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....
Hahaha! You make me smile, Lorraine.
Trick question, I think the colour came first, lol.
It makes me think of the question about the chicken and the egg. Which one came first?
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 ...
Hahaha...you bet I am!
Fun question, especially if read out loud, but the answer isn't important, is it?
No really. It was meant for fun but my bloggers made it even more fun.
Orange you glad I didn't say banana?
Ha! ha! An oldy but a goody!
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
Exactly what I was thinking, Betty!
According to The Free Dictionary, the plant came first, and then the color was named after it.
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!
Now you've got me looking this situation. I'd never thought of it before. My trusty Webster's should have it.
After all the interesting comments my blogging pals left, I went to look it up. And learned some new things!
I guess I should have read mr_subjunctive's before I made mine. Now I'm going to have to visit mr_subjunctive.
He's a very cool blogger. Great writer and great sense of humour.
This is the kind of question that has me eating only blood oranges!
Hahaha! Just avoid it altogether.
I know I am eating an orange right now and it is delicious!
It certainly is delicious. If I lived in a tropical place, I'd have lemon and orange trees.
The word is ultimately derived from the Persian word for an orange tree. Mystery solved
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.
You are loaded with information, Adam! I bet you're great at playing trivia games.
Hahahahah, my answer is yes. But really I don't know. That's a pretty good one though.
Well, after all the comments above, we have the answer. This blogging world is so much fun. Educational, too :)
Good question, Martha! And I think you got a few good replies here.I LOVE oranges.
Oranges are great. Especially when they're really fresh and sweet.