November 30, 2007

Apple

It just struck me that an etymologist would surely fall in love with an apple. Heres why

1. As American as apple pie
2. In apple pie order
3. As easy as apple pie
4. An apple a day, keeps the doctor away
5. The apple of my eye
6. Upset the apple cart
7. Comparing apples and oranges
8. A rotten apple

Duh! I prefer eating it.

6 comments:

yogsma said...

Mac from Apple ...lol

AlterinG Abhishek said...

oh !
i thot the etymology of an apple was on the way .. in the post...

you 'toh' ate it only!!

666 said...

@abhishek: actually each idiom is worth its salt for etymoligical research. it would be interesting to find out origins of 'upset the apple cart' 'apple a day keeps the doc away'

Moi said...

:) i dont like eating them.....but yeah it should be fun looking into some of them phrases!!!

Include Adam's apple in the list too !!! that's an easy one though.....

Moi said...

and Yogsma's comment reminds moi..did you know Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter's called Apple too???? not your typical quiz trivia, I know :DD

Radha said...

I've also wondered why NYC is called the Big Apple...did that come up in one of your quizzing days?