Thursday, March 14, 2013

At the Ol' 7-11

 Courtesy of the 7-11 down the street from my Scandinavian hotel.

You would think that "appelsin" looks enough like "apple" to be an apple, but not.  "Eple" is apple.

Appelsin is orange, the fruit.  The color orange has another word. Apparently, the "sin" part is in relation to Sino/China, since oranges were first cultivated in China. Apples from China.

Sjokolade. If you try to pronounce that, you can see the word resemblance.  The "j" has a 'yuh' sound, which gets you pretty close to Chocolate.

So Sjokolade Appelsin = Chocolate Orange.  Mmmmm.


Asianmommy said...

How funny--who would've guessed that appelsin is an orange? :)

Bob said...

I love Sjokolade Appelsin.
Great Christmas stocking stuffer for the round "toe" of the stocking.

mayberry said...

That is tricky! So much fun to learn about though.