Why is an orange called an orange

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  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:
     
  2. I have seen a bacon tree!

    It's next to the ham bush!!
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. its called an orange so you can tell it apart from all the other catholic fruits.
     
  5. :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:
     
  6. Well if its any consolation Conco, you do at least know what a numb nut looks like don't you.
     
  7. old_fat_and_hairy

    old_fat_and_hairy LE Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    What about ugli fruits? I mean, have you seen Michael Barrymore? Looks nothing like a cross between grapefruit and melon!
     
  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.
     
  9. What about crab apples? :? who named them that? :? fcuking stupid :?
     
  10. Pineapples don't grow on trees.
     
  11. wot do they grow on then?
     
  12. Anyone had cheese fruit?
    Tastes like somebody was using a bit of stilton as a urinal cake.
     
  13. Islands, nice hot ones normally.
     
  14. Cumquat.

    That's all I have to say on the matter.
     
  15. They grow at ground level, like pumpkins:

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