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Jul 13, 2006

Things That Are Orange

Driving down the road, I started wondering -- what things are orange?

  • Oranges and orange-derived food products
  • Pumpkins and other squashes
  • Temporary plastic fencing
  • Traffic cones
  • Sunsets
  • Candy corn middles
  • Counties that contain Chapel Hill, NC and Los Angeles CA
  • Syracuse, Princeton, and Clemson sports stuff
  • Tigers
  • Roughy
  • Nemo
  • Goldfish (which I just now realized was odd)
  • Several of my former favorite shirts
  • Carrots
  • Sweet potatoes and yams

What am I missing?

11:54 PM in Categories | Permalink


Road work signs.
Those plastic tie things that mark people's property lines. (Sometimes they're pink)
Daylilies and other flowers.
Apricots, mangos, peaches, nectarines, cantelopes.
Turn signals.
Baltimore orioles.
Prison attire.

Posted by: lastewie | Jul 17, 2006 8:04:22 AM

Sorry to be the stickler you didn't ask for, but Los Angeles isn't really in Orange County; it's in Los Angeles County. "OC" is home to more Republicans than just about anywhere else.

Also, parts of a babboon's ass may be orange... just a thought.

[ed. that was a test. martin passed. next question: it was a test of *what*? ]

Posted by: Martin | Jul 17, 2006 8:38:12 AM

The logo of Yellow Transportation is orange. (www.myyellow.com)

Posted by: Jerry | Jul 17, 2006 2:50:14 PM

lots of manmade things come in (but are not exclusively) orange, like tape flags, post-it notes, felt tip pens, etc.

also life jackets & those cheesy crackers in the snack machine & minute maid orange soda, and the latest edition of the chicago manual of style

Posted by: e | Jul 17, 2006 5:24:54 PM

Ernie is orange. I think that's a pretty important one.

Posted by: pinky | Jul 17, 2006 7:15:38 PM

e - thanks for the reminder re: cheesy crackers. I bought some today at the grocery store (peanut butter on cheese).

Crickey -- I remembered a couple of important things earlier today, but now they're gone.

In any case, I'm also remembering a variety of safety vests worn by street workers or (in Durham) registered beggars. And part of the cover of my Spanish dictionary of synonyms, my first Roget's thesaurus (ca. 1976), and my first Official Rules of Chess (ca. 1980). Oh -- now I remember! Reese's cups wrappers (and other Reese's items).

Posted by: Phil | Jul 17, 2006 9:12:47 PM

American cheese, construction signs and school buses. The Golden Gate Bridge is painted in 'International Orange'.

Posted by: Dave | Jul 18, 2006 4:53:43 AM

Manila envelopes are kind of orange. The lid to my sunscreen is orange. E-Z Cheez. Children with orange paint smeared on their faces. Unpleasant '70s polyester clothing.

Posted by: Grace | Jul 20, 2006 12:44:04 AM

Carrots! My favorite food.

Posted by: Tori | Jul 25, 2006 7:22:16 PM

Carrots!? How could we have forgotten carrots?!

Not to mention butterscotch candies and circus peanuts.

And... Wear Orange (on Fridays) to Impeach Bush.


Posted by: Phil | Jul 31, 2006 2:01:11 AM

Dude, and how could I not forget this house?

Posted by: Phil from Cincinnatily Attired | Aug 8, 2006 3:25:49 PM

A lot of highliters are orange. also, orange colored pencils, hello!!! orange markers, orange crayons, all that good stuff. my hamster is orange, does that count??

Posted by: Tamsin | Sep 8, 2008 11:29:32 PM

A lot of highliters are orange. also, orange colored pencils, hello!!! orange markers, orange crayons, all that good stuff. my hamster is orange, does that count??

Posted by: Tamsin | Sep 8, 2008 11:30:08 PM

basketballs, tigers, cheddar cheese, american cheese

Posted by: amy | Oct 30, 2008 4:50:41 PM


Posted by: Lauren | Nov 26, 2008 6:56:54 PM


Posted by: Lauren again! | Nov 26, 2008 6:59:41 PM

clown fish

Posted by: | Dec 5, 2008 1:35:05 PM


Posted by: stef | Feb 23, 2009 2:27:40 PM


Posted by: pat | Mar 24, 2009 10:58:38 PM

Some toothpaste

Posted by: pat | Mar 24, 2009 11:11:04 PM

Some toothpaste? I think you've been using the wrong kind of toothpaste...

Posted by: Safety Vests | Mar 25, 2009 11:40:13 AM

Pappa chester fromm the cheetohs commercial is orange... cheez-its, cheetohs, doritoes, garfeild, Some M & M's, Skittles, Marlin, tigger, nicolodean logos, harley davidson logos, some starbursts, sunsets, habanero peppers. lol srry i have an art project to do on orange things. haha

Posted by: kayla | Mar 31, 2009 7:47:49 PM

poppies, yams, my cat, rust

Posted by: Susan | Apr 13, 2009 4:47:16 PM

Peanut butter is arguably a dark shade of orange.

Posted by: Violet | Apr 21, 2009 2:56:49 AM

I'm also surprised that no one mentioned fire, which naturally tends to be orange in color.

Posted by: Violet | Apr 21, 2009 4:57:03 AM