When is a grape not a grape?

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When is a grape not a grape?

Post by PhilHunt » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:19 pm

I have a question from one of my Italian students.
He is friends with a guy from New York and has been told by this friend that 'grape' can be used as a term of offense; something akin to 'stupid'. Can anyone confirm this?
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Re: When is a grape not a grape?

Post by Ken Greenwald » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:30 pm

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Phil, I never heard grape used to mean ‘stupid.’

Here’s a feeble guess for a grape/stupid connection: Black Grape was a 1990s rock band from England . . . Their Stupid Stupid Stupid was their second and final album released in 1997.

And then there's ‘sour grapes,’ but that doesn't connote ‘stupid.’

That’s better than a kick in the groan, but not by much. (<:)
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Re: When is a grape not a grape?

Post by trolley » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:29 pm

There's a whole pile of definitions on Urban Dictionary that I'd never heard about, but nothing relating to "stupid".
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Post by PhilHunt » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:10 pm

Thank you both. I would have never made the Black Grape connection.
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Re: When is a grape not a grape?

Post by Edwin F Ashworth » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:23 pm

Gladys Knight & The Pips should even more probably not be considered as relevant.
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:37 am

.. when is a grape not a grape ?? .. when the English try to turn into wine !!

WoZ prefers pinot
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Re: When is a grape not a grape?

Post by Edwin F Ashworth » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:03 am

... when it's an alternating currant.
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Post by trolley » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:26 am

...that's raisin hell
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:56 am

Very cute, people.

The English will never turn to water if they can help it.
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Re: When is a grape not a grape?

Post by nikkimerrill » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:29 am

Grapes are juicy, so if working with a tart or springform pan with removable bottom, set it on a baking sheet lined with parchment to catch spills.
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Re: When is a grape not a grape?

Post by Wizard of Oz » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:38 am

.. grapes go great in stir-fry, in stews .. in salads they go great when they are sautéed with cherry tomatoes and then combined with feta cheese ..

WoZ who does make small allowances for NOT crushing them
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