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Sheannutt 9 Sep 1

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Oh come on! As if I don't have enough to worry about.........😕

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Gee, and here I was all relaxed and enjoying my coffee....

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Soooooo y'all know I'm a word nerd? And the queen of Google. And when I googled I found [mentalfloss.com]

The citrus definitely got named first. The earliest recorded use of orange the fruit in English is from the 1300s and came to us from the Old French orenge, adapted from the Arabic nāranj, from the Persian nārang, from the Sanskrit nāranga ("orange tree" ). The Sanskrit word's origin is unclear, but it might come from a Dravidian word meaning "fragrant."

The word's use as a color name doesn't crop up for another 200 years, in the early 1500s. English speakers probably didn't have a specific name for the color until the fruit was widely available in their markets and inspired one. Before then, linguists believe people generally referred to orange as "yellow-red," ġeolurēad in Old English.

Wow, well now I can sleep tonight, and not wonder which came first, the orange or the color, haha!

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Well, fuschias are fuschia colored, lilacs are lilac colored, periwinkles are periwinkle... apricots and peaches, and many other things have had a shade of color attributed to it. I'll go with the orange came first, then the color name.

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I just know this will still be in my head tomorrow.

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And nothing rhymes with orange, who does that?

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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