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Why is an orange called an orange

#1
Who was the first to call an orange an orange and why?????
Why arnt plumbs called PURPLES
or Bananas called YELLOWS???????? :? :?

While i am at it has anyone ever seen a pinapple tree????? :idea: :idea:
 
#3
conco said:
Who was the first to call an orange an orange and why?????
Why arnt plumbs called PURPLES
or Bananas called YELLOWS???????? :? :?

While i am at it has anyone ever seen a pinapple tree????? :idea: :idea:
You think those are bad, why a grapefruit FFS? I mean seeing a bright yellow cannon ball doesn't really put me in mind of a grape.

Still all that isn't a bad as a whortleberry! Fcukin stupid name that is.
 
#5
arby said:
its called an orange so you can tell it apart from all the other catholic fruits.
:lol: :lol: :lol: Most Catholic fruits can be peeled :lol: :lol: exept a ugly fruit, :lol: custard apples dont look like apples and they dont look like custard. :lol: :lol:
 
#8
The colour is named after the fruit.
The fruit is named from the Spanish naranja (pronounce roughly naran hja)
Spanish name probably comes from Arabic....

Try doing a search on Orange and Etymology.
 

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