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When is a grape not a grape?

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:19 pm
by PhilHunt
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?

Re: When is a grape not a grape?

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:30 pm
by Ken Greenwald
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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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Ken – December 3, 2012

Re: When is a grape not a grape?

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:29 pm
by trolley
There's a whole pile of definitions on Urban Dictionary that I'd never heard about, but nothing relating to "stupid".

Re: When is a grape not a grape?

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:10 pm
by PhilHunt
Thank you both. I would have never made the Black Grape connection.

Re: When is a grape not a grape?

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:23 pm
by Edwin F Ashworth
Gladys Knight & The Pips should even more probably not be considered as relevant.

Re: When is a grape not a grape?

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:37 am
by Wizard of Oz
.. when is a grape not a grape ?? .. when the English try to turn into wine !!

WoZ prefers pinot

Re: When is a grape not a grape?

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:03 am
by Edwin F Ashworth
... when it's an alternating currant.

Re: When is a grape not a grape?

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:26 am
by trolley
...that's raisin hell

Re: When is a grape not a grape?

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:56 am
by Erik_Kowal
Very cute, people.

The English will never turn to water if they can help it.

Re: When is a grape not a grape?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:29 am
by nikkimerrill
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.

Re: When is a grape not a grape?

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:38 am
by Wizard of Oz
.. 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