If someone asks you to spell "orange", do they mean the colour or the fruit?
- Big KahunaLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
I will have to ask the computer that.It can beat me at chess,so it ought to know.
- GreggLv 61 month ago
It's both.... the orange fruit in the white house is one
- DavidLv 71 month ago
If they say it's wrong you can always make an appeal.
- Adullah MLv 71 month ago
Should be the color , since oranges come in green also.
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- RyanLv 71 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!
- Weasel McWeaselLv 71 month ago
I would spell it T-R-U-M-P-
Keeping the Orangey Trump theme alive!
- ChaiTeaLv 41 month ago
I think they mean the one that doesn't rhyme with "month".
- PronkLv 71 month ago
Don't go russian to conclusions,RR..
They might mean the President.
- 1 month ago
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?