The Orange dilemma.
Originally uploaded by LIFE OF REILLY.
What came first? The colour or the fruit? Confused? I sure as hell am. This little problem has been annoying me for quite a long time. Say back in the day when things were being named, would you go up to a tree and and say Look at that fruit, it happens to have the same colour as orange. Shall we name that fruit an orange, because it's colour is orange? Or shall we name this colour orange after this fruit called an orange? Which happens to be orange. Back to square one. What came first? The colour or the fruit? It's not like you call a banana a yellow, or a apple a red, or a green. But still a orange is orange. Or did an orange drop out of a tree (it might have not been called and orange) and land on someone's lap, and left a stain, which happened to have a colour which was then noticed and promptly called orange? Or named the colour of the stain after the fruit which was called an orange? Back to square one. What came first? The colour or the fruit? Yes, what a dilemma indeed.