- Unknown. First recorded in 1780 in the sea journal of an Englishman. There are two respectable-sounding theories as to its origin, although there is no evidence for either: (Wiktionary)
“It was in apple-pie order — the bed neatly made, the wash-hand apparatus set in order, as though the occupant might return at any moment, every speck of dust removed — a tribute to Woodward’s reverent affection, but a depressing sight for an investigator.”
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The list name is a tribute to gangerh's Numberie.
pear shaped, upset the applecart, apple-pie order, apple-polisher, grapeshot, cut the melon, plum tired, through the grape..., nuttier than a pe..., apple-of-my-eye, just peachy, cracked the nut and 41 more...
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Words gathered while reading The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut.
Words or short phrases with fruit/nut names in them.
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