Wednesday, July 03, 2019

"Evil Apple" "Mălum Mālum"

We bit the apple, but the bite mauled us.



At 9:54 AM, Blogger Bienvenido Bones said...

Laugh out loud! EVIL APPLE? There's no written word on the Holy Bible, its all European origin of paintings and sculptures, that some artisan has been doing for fictional art in the Evil Apple. If you read the Genesis its only the "forbidden fruit" of Tree of Knowledge. We just need to share our thoughts... *Bones*

At 11:04 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

The fruit was sometimes a peach, perhaps for the pun on sin in French.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 7:55 PM, Blogger Kevin Kim said...

Hmmm. From a francophone perspective, "peach/sin" doesn't make for much of a pun because of the distinct difference in pronunciation:

"Fisherman/sinner," however, is more promising because the respective pronunciations are much closer:

Then there's pêcher/pécher, i.e., to fish/to sin.

Interesting that, despite the above-noted differences in pronunciation, an association grew between peaches and sin. I wonder where the association came from. An exploration of etymology at shows the words peach and sin come from distinctly different roots.

At 8:41 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

For more puns, look up peach and impeach.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 1:25 AM, Blogger Kevin Kim said...

Yes, I looked those up, too, and was surprised to see the root for "impeach" isn't the Latin peccare, "to sin." I had thought that a cluster of words was related: impeach, unimpeachable, impeccable, etc. Guess I was wrong.

Also interesting: there is a verb to peach, meaning "to inform against." I learn something new every night.

At 9:34 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Just keep on reading my blog, you'll keep on learning each day.

Jeffery Hodges

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