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….
13 August 2009 at 7:52 am
kayak woman says:
I think it almost kind of sounds like “yellow-red”.
13 August 2009 at 9:48 am
Yeah, they spelled things differently…
14 August 2009 at 2:56 pm
Take a walk on the wild side. But bring a map. Or GPS.