You CAN compare apples to oranges

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You CAN compare apples to oranges

Postby CF4L on Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:07 am

The Phrase you cant compare apples to oranges has always bugged me ever since i was a kid. In part because apples and oranges are more similar than diffrent.lets face the facts here

Both are fruit
Both have edible skins
Both have seeds
both can be made into pies,cakes,tarts
both are used in liqueurs


and yet the phrase means somthing is diffrent. CLEARLY the person who invented the phrase had no clue what they were talking about
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Re: You CAN compare apples to oranges

Postby erikuh ︵✭ on Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:56 am

Well this is a great epiphany.
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Re: You CAN compare apples to oranges

Postby portobello belle on Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:39 pm

One way you can't compare the two, though:

One is red, the other is orange. :D *hides*
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Re: You CAN compare apples to oranges

Postby Shadow on Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:09 pm

You make a good point Coffee. I think they should change the phrase to something that really can't be compared.
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Re: You CAN compare apples to oranges

Postby Alex on Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:35 pm

In Dutch the proverb is about apples and pears. :ton: Doesn't make much difference, though, supposedly it is about their shape.
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Re: You CAN compare apples to oranges

Postby muffin-tacos on Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:59 am

I have never eaten the skin on an orange... :con: I've had some grated into cake and stuff, but like munching on it? Nuh-uh. :ton:
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Re: You CAN compare apples to oranges

Postby portobello belle on Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:46 pm

The skins are actually really good when they're candied. :ton:
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Re: You CAN compare apples to oranges

Postby girl R. on Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:20 pm

360° wrote:The skins are actually really good when they're candied. :ton:


For cereal? With milk? Hmm. Never tried that. XD
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Re: You CAN compare apples to oranges

Postby CF4L on Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:02 pm

muffin-tacos wrote:I have never eaten the skin on an orange... :con: I've had some grated into cake and stuff, but like munching on it? Nuh-uh. :ton:



orange peel and zest is used in quite afew things from bread to tarts as is lemon and lime. If youve ever eaten lemon squares youve eaten the skin of a lemon .you wouldent want to eat it sraight but its most certianly edable
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Re: You CAN compare apples to oranges

Postby portobello belle on Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:18 pm

NatsuNoCheri wrote:For cereal? With milk? Hmm. Never tried that. XD


Oh, no. XD idk how to make them, but they're kinda shrivled with sugar on them. X3 They're like candy.
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Re: You CAN compare apples to oranges

Postby Ultimarad on Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:40 pm

I've noticed other sayings are also contradicting like that. Like "sweating like a pig"? Pigs don't have sweat glands. :stare:
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Re: You CAN compare apples to oranges

Postby ~Brianne~ on Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:25 am

Oranges are simply sweeter. And they can be baked into pies? That sounds nasty. And when i eat apples i get sick...hehe im a junkfood kinda gal. :smile:
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