Don’t ask me how to pronounce it, but back in Old English days that’s the word that referred to the color orange, and it meant yellow-red.

Then came the fruit from distant lands to the east, and with it the name that was then, for obvious reasons, also applied to the color.

This specimen’s known as a naked orange around here, since it’s lost its zest….


  1. kayak woman says:

    I think it almost kind of sounds like “yellow-red”.

  2. Sammy says:

    Yeah, they spelled things differently…

  3. tom says:

    Take a walk on the wild side. But bring a map. Or GPS.