Thursday, November 20, 2014

Orange you glad?

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Time to Ponder yet again.  You know the drill... I post a prompt that has multiple meanings and we get see what you write! Add you post to the linky and wait for the magic!!

(If you want to send me words that you would like us all to ponder - please feel free to do so!)

Today's word is Orange (you can always grab the prompt early by visiting the Pondering Page

This word popped into my mind because I was trying to teach my grandson Ryan colors  --- he already knows what an orange is to eat, but I'm not sure how he knows that the color is orange. And then to make matters even worse, the inside and the outside are not the same color. So it made me ponder how a color and a piece of fruit got the same name. It's not like a pear is called "green" or a lemon is called "yellow".

SO: I looked up its origins: 1300-50; Middle English; the fruit or tree Old French orenge, cognatewith Spanish naranja Arabic nāranj Persian nārang Sanskrit nāraṅga

Then: I looked up other definitions
noun
1.
a member of a European princely family ruling in the United Kingdomfrom 1688 to 1694 and in the Netherlands since 1815.
2.
a river in the Republic of South Africa, flowing W from Lesotho to theAtlantic. 1300 miles (2095 km) long.
3.
a former small principality of W Europe: now in the SE part of France.
4.
a city in SW California, near Los Angeles.
5.
a city in NE New Jersey, near Newark.
6.
a town in SE France, near Avignon: Roman ruins.
7.
a city in SE Texas.
So I guess the real question is this: Are you a member of the Orange family, living along the Orange river in South Africa, recently moved from France and about to relocate to Texas all because you need to have an orange tree and a house made of orangewood?

Phew..... this one is confusing!!

Happy Pondering

16 comments:

  1. It's surprising that there are a number of places named 'Orange.'

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    1. Yes, I was rather surprised at that as well.

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  2. You have some good ones here, Brenda...I'll try to link up next week!

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  3. Loved your approach to today's ponder. Good job!

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  4. okay, so I had an entire post done and set to publish today and I just peeked in....... and nothing is there!!!
    what the heck?
    I tried to revert to draft and edit: and there is literally nothing in the draft box. no. idea. ugh.
    I can't seem to recover and I don't know if I have time to redo.
    but, it was awesome!! really. *facepalm*

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    1. LMAO....I'm sure it was beyond awesome!!!! as are you! <3

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  5. Well, this one was a stretch for me. I tried to be creative, at least! Orange you glad?

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    1. This was a tough one for me as well... and yes I"m glad its over!

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  6. I shared my very favorite kind of oranges! I would like to think that orangewood would have the wonderful scent of oranges or better yet, orange blossoms, but I don't know if that's true. It would make for a lovely wood home though! :-)

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    1. I think when you burn orangewood it gives off a fragrant odor.

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  7. I had no idea there were so many towns callled Orange. Interesting!

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    1. I didn't either....so much fun to learn new things!

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    2. I agree! I learn something new everyday.

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    3. and linked up... better late than never!

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