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The colour orange was named after the fruit, not the other way round:
Male Eland click their knees to demonstrate their sexual prowess.
for Spain/Spanish and no relevant results...
I remember finding out about why we sometimes say an instead of a, and on certain words it's a translation error or something. Apparently we took the word orange from the Spanish (naranja) and over time it became noragne but when people said 'a norange' we thought it was 'an orange'. There was something else like nickname was actually eke name but people often said 'an eke name' and we just decided they were saying 'a neke name'
Longest post that makes no sense, ever.
Adders used to be called naddres, as in
'hey, I just got bitten by a naddre!'
'I'm in so much pain'.
And also napron /apron.
I'm really glad you knew what on earth I was talking about.
But I'm glad I knew what you were talking about, because I got to share one of my few etymology facts and appear intelligent. If I can somehow squeeze in how Lake Malawi ended up being known as Lake Nyasa by most of the world, then we're onto a winner.
But I knew vague facts.
Hey, dan? Long shot but do you happen to know how Lake Malawi ended up being know as Lake Nyasa?
but 'nyasa' actually just means 'lake' in most of the languages around there. So, when Livingstone asked his local guides what the lake was called, they just said 'nyasa', and so it became Lake Nyasa. And so when Malawi itself was known as Nyasaland, it was really just Lakeland. BONUS FACT: the main reason Tanzania still calls it Lake Nyasa is because Nyerere was (understandably) annoyed by Hastings Banda's recognition of apartheid South Africa and so basically kept it to piss him off. BONUS BONUS FACT: Eland live in Malawi & Tanzania, so watch out for their clicking knees.