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If someone asks you to spell "orange", do they mean the colour or the fruit?

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  • 1 month ago
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    I will have to ask the computer that.It can beat me  at chess,so it ought to know.

  • Gregg
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    1 month ago

    It's both.... the orange fruit in the white house is one 

    • RR
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      1 month agoReport

      A juicy answer.

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  • David
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    1 month ago

    If they say it's wrong you can always make an appeal.

  • 1 month ago

    Should be the color , since oranges come in green also.

    • RR
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      1 month agoReport

      Red too.

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  • Ryan
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    1 month ago

    Orange is just arrange spelt incorrectly 

  • 1 month ago

    You shouldn't oughta' call Trump a fruit.

    People who marry cousins may get angry and come out of the trailer bawling!

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    • RR
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      1 month agoReport

      Does he blow his own trumpet?

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  • 1 month ago

    I would spell it    T-R-U-M-P-

    Keeping the Orangey Trump theme alive!

    • RR
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      1 month agoReport

      AAAAAAAAAArgh!

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  • 1 month ago

    I think they mean the one that doesn't rhyme with "month".

    • RR
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      1 month agoReport

      Or door hinge.

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  • Pronk
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    1 month ago

    Don't go russian to conclusions,RR..

    They might mean the President.

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    • RR
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      1 month agoReport

      Is he trying to match his tie?

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  • In English, both are the same word, but in Spanish and Italian the words for the colour and the fruit are slightly different to each other.

    England has been familiar with the fruit since the 12th century, but the concept of orange being a separate colour to red did not come along until the mid 17th century. That's why English robins are reputed to have a red breast when they are actually bright orange.

    Orange is the name of a city in France initially famous for its orange cultivation. The Dukes of Orange intermarried with various royal families and eventually one was involved in throwing the Spanish out of the Netherlands and was made its king. The flag of the Princes of Orange was an orange banner (same colour as the fruit) still popular with Dutch sporting teams. In 1650, the English and Scots Parliament dismissed King James II and brought in William of Orange and his wife (both descended from James I) as monarchs. Orange banners became popular with anti-Catholic groups (they still are in Northern Ireland) and the word came to mean the colour.

    PS If someone asked you to spell colour, do you spell it color or culler?

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    • RR
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      1 month agoReport

      I'm British, so I spell it "Colour" I also write "spelt" instead of "spelled" in some circumstances.

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