Thursday, July 03, 2008

Fruit

Mind you, I'm slightly buzzed. Here's my deep thought for the day.

Who names fruit? For example: watermelon. It's easy to see how they came up with that one--it's a melon that's filled with water. But take cantaloupe. (Did I spell that right? I don't even care right now.) First of all, who named that? And how did they look at that particular piece of fruit and come up with the word "cantaloupe"?

6 comments:

Lori said...

Here you go:

This sweet melon gets its name from a vacation getaway - namely, the pope's. This villa, just outside Rome in the town of Cantalupo, was where the Italians first cultivated this delicately flavored fruit from Armenia. Therefore they christened it with the name that evolved into cantaloupe.

Jen said...

Hahahhaha. Thanks Lor!

(It cracks me up that you actually researched that for me. I never even thought of that, LOL)

sparkydiva said...

lori gets to wear the google tiara today.

i want to know why you're slightly buzzed at 7-ish...and why i wasn't invited.

and who's gonna google kiwi?

Fred said...

A good topic to assign your students. Whenever I'm stuck, they get the answers for me. Or maybe they make it up like Lori did. :)

Anna said...

lol! Deep thoughts...

Interesting origin Lori!

What about banana? All those Ns and As must be for some reason.

Jen said...

Hahahahahha Anna