September 7, 2008

Today Feels Like an Orange Day...

Today is day 7 in the hotel and this morning I started out on my journey to Target to get provisions for the week and a little bit of time out of the hotel. The whole time everything that caught my eye was orange. I thought I might find a few more orange things.

The first recorded use of orange as a colour name in English was in 1512,[1] in the court of King Henry VIII.

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Psychics who claim to be able to observe the aura with their third eye report that an orange aura is associated with intellectual ambition or stubbornness

Charles Nolan Fall 2008

  • Orange is often quoted (along with Purple and Silver) as a word that doesn't rhyme with any other word in the English language. This is debatable - see Orange (word)#Rhyme. However, the Oxford Rhyming Dictionary does show both these words as having half-rhymes (such as lozenge with orange and salver with silver).
    In a children's book of verse, in a poem titled "Color," there are these lines:
What is red? a poppy's red, in its barley bed.
What is orange? Why, an orange--just an orange!

Chris Benz Fall 2008.

The colour is named after the orange fruit, introduced to Europe via the Indo-European word nāranja. Before this was introduced to the English-speaking world, the colour was referred to (in Old English) as geoluhread, which translates into Modern English as yellow-red.

Halston Fall 2008

anything else you could want to know about orange

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