Why are oranges named after the color orange and not something more clever??
Strawberries arent called reds, so why are oranges called...oranges
- JasmineLv 49 months ago
Good question I never thought about it like that, idk I guess they couldn't come up with more clever name for them, but they are good aint they
- deniseLv 710 months ago
Its a derivation of the Spanish 'Naranja', I think?
- CliveLv 710 months ago
Wrong way round. The colour was named after the fruit because there wasn't a word for it before.
- 10 months ago
Oranges are orange
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- CrustyCurmudgeonLv 710 months ago
Well, and then there are limes.
- M'aiq The liarLv 710 months ago
It turns out that syphilitic explorers from 500 years ago who were as educated as a modern first grader weren't always the most creative people.