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Thursday, July 13, 2017

A IS FOR APPLE




 

'A' has the privilege to be the first letter of the English alphabet. It signifies a great beginning. As the first letter of the dictionary, 'A' is the vanguard for the treasure trove of words. Here it ushers a new beginning for 'ABC Wednesday'. Once more, an exciting journey in the offing.

The first word in the kindergarten associated with 'A' is Apple. It conjures up a beautiful image in the child’s mind. The chant in the classroom starts with 'A' is for apple. A child envisions the ecstatic feeling of biting into a luscious crunchy apple.

All types of apples have cute colors. Their bright hues and sweet smell catch our attention in the grocery stores. We buy them for their delicious taste, iron content and fiber.

Why did I choose the word 'Apple' to dwell upon? For, its usage to describe many aspects of the human condition and circumstances

One is apple of somebody’s eyes, when he or she is dearest to him or her.

George Bernard Shaw named his futuristic and satirical play as ‘The Apple Cart’. It refers to the tussle for power between the King and the Prime Minister.

It is also used when somebody upsets the 'Apple Cart' by spoiling the plans or disturbing the status quo.

"A good, bad or rotten apple' describes a thing or person’s characteristics.

'Apple of discord' is something, which causes rift or bad feelings.

'Apple pie order' is when everything is in perfect order.

'Apples and oranges' describe two dissimilar things.

'Adam’s apple' refers to the supposed forbidden fruit, which Adam ate in the Garden of Eden. It supposedly was stuck into his throat. The projection at the front of some men’s neck takes its name from that myth.

No body can forget the saying, 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away'.

There are lot many other examples too. One thing is for sure that 'Apple's prominent place in English language usage is permanent. 


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8 comments:

  1. Wonderful choice for the first letter Uppal!


    Thank you for your first entry in the new home of ABC!

    Have a splendid and ♥-warming ABC-day / -week
    Melody (team abcw)
    http://melodymusic.nl/21-a/

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  2. Hari OM
    An excellent take on the apple and the letter 'a'!!! YAM xx

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  3. I never stopped to think about how many ways we use the word apple.

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  4. Agree with Deepak here, wonderful take on Apple Uppal hi! BTW, botanically, apple is a false fruit!: D

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  5. An Apple has so many qualities :) Amazing

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  6. It was very useful for me. Keep sharing such ideas in the future as well. This was actually what I was looking for, and I am glad to came here! Thanks for sharing the such information with us.

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