Pain in the ananas: etymology maps

Who would have thought that the marriage of two tiny little words – pine from the Latin ‘pīnus’ meaning “sap, juice” and apple from ‘apple’ meaning “apple” would have split the UK from the rest of the world way back when it was first recorded in 1398? 

And what about the word orange? Or beer? Or bear? Or church? Do our language lands collide or do they coincide? Find out with these eight fun etymology maps complete with terrible puns.

1. Ananas vs Them

2. Put on your beer goggles

3. Does a bear drinking beer sound poetic everywhere?

4. Arancia happy you’re finding out about oranges?

5. It’s all looking rosy

6. Tea-sing out differences

7. Rotten apples

8. Cucumber island

Who made this? The maps appear to have been originally posted by Reddit user Bezbojnicul.
 – theguardian.com, Thursday 14 November 
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