A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from September 09, 2020
“Apple is the default fruit”

An apple has been called the “default fruit.” In many cultures and languages, when people think of a fruit, it is represented as an apple. “Also, apple seems to be the ‘default fruit name’ in various European languages, so you have pomme-de-terre (potato in French), pomodoro (tomato in Italian) and other similar words” was posted on the newsgroup rec.arts.sf.composition on October 24, 2002.

“Apples are the default fruit because red is the default color and A is the default letter think about that” was posted on Twitter by “weston mouth has” on July 20, 2020. “Apple is the default fruit” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on September 8, 2020.


Google Groups: rec.arts.sf.composition
And the word of the day is…
Anna Mazzoldi
Oct 24, 2002, 12:42:51 PM
(...)
Also, apple seems to be the “default fruit name” in various European languages, so you have pomme-de-terre (potato in French), pomodoro (tomato in Italian) and other similar words. So maybe I’d like it better if the fruit was called a redapple (especially if it _wasn’t_ an actual apple), but that’s just my own personal linguistic aesthetics… wink

Twitter

@Grangerish
apple is like, the default fruit while orange is the default fruit candy flavor
4:42 AM · Sep 6, 2011·Tweet4China

Twitter
Eric Chang
@kcolraw
Why is apple the default fruit?
2:09 AM · May 14, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Funbil B L M
@Funbil_
When did apples become the default fruit?  Is it really just that they begin with A?
11:15 AM · Jan 8, 2017·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Charlie
@CharlieEdmunds
Replying to @morganastra
Apple is the absolute archetype of a fruit, it is the default fruit, it is not the fruit of the tree of knowledge but everyone thinks it is, it is the thing the French reference when they don’t know what a food is but it’s probably a fruit.
4:52 PM · Feb 22, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
♡ julias pet ♡
@bigboobschile
Replying to @amandaoee_
is it just me or apples are like the default fruit?
10:48 PM · May 10, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Nostalgic.
@Skepinniter
Is an apple the default fruit?
4:57 AM · May 31, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Will
@will12w
We’ve all decided that apple is the default fruit.
7:53 PM · Jun 20, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
weston mouth has
@grunklestanhot
apples are the default fruit because red is the default color and A is the default letter think about that
10:55 AM · Jul 20, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/quicksilver93 September 8, 2020
Apple is the default fruit.
COMMENTS
Oh__no__not__again
In Middle English and as late as 17c., it was a generic term for all fruit other than berries but including nuts (such as Old English fingeræppla “dates,” literally “finger-apples;” Middle English appel of paradis “banana,” c. 1400). Hence its grafting onto the unnamed “fruit of the forbidden tree” in Genesis. Cucumbers, in one Old English work, are eorþæppla, literally “earth-apples”

So your thought was accurate.

Twitter
Shower Thoughts
@ShowerB0T
Apple is the default fruit. #Showerthoughts
7:50 PM · Sep 8, 2020·ShowerBot

Posted by Barry Popik
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