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Fruits are an essential part of our diet and also of our language. Something we approve of may be a peach, a plum, top banana, or the apple of our eye. Someone we dislike is a bad apple, while a particularly difficult character can drive us bananas. We can show our disdain for someone by […]more
As Katherine Shaw noted in a rather colourful article for this blog, the origins of the English primary colour names are ultimately either non-referential, in that they aren’t derived from the colour of some previously known entity, or have such long histories that their origins are simply unknown. This, she notes, is in contrast with […]more