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  • have no idea
  • The colour orange and the fruit orange have completely different origins. The colour orange was named for the Dutch noble "House of Orange," as the colour of their banners. The fruit was imported to England through Europe, where the fruit was known as "naranja," derived from the name of the fruit in Asian languages. This became "a noranj" in Middle English, but, since people don't know how to spell and pronounce things lazily, "a noranj" morphed into "an oranj" and then "an orange." If you got your information from wikipedia regarding this topic, I'd offer taking what it says there with a grain of salt, since the online anyone-can-edit-it encyclopedia says that the colour was named after the fruit, but 1. The colour predates the fruit in England by about 200 years and 2. Oranges are actually naturally yellowish. Most grocery store oranges are dyed orange.
    • Linda Joy
      I find it interesting you chose to argue with me when you don't even know my opinion yet! Do you argue with yourself as well? Or are you always right?
    • Linda Joy
      Time for another break, and I just got here!!!
    • bostjan64
      I'm not always right, but when I think I am, I tend to come off argumentative to people. LOL I didn't mean to offend. I just mentioned the wikipedia etymology because it is a common misconception, cleared up by doing a little bit of additional research.
  • Yes and you're wrong.

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