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Re: "Sour Grapes"

Posted by James Briggs on November 06, 2002

In Reply to: Re: "Sour Grapes" posted by R. Berg on November 06, 2002

: : After reading "Money", the origin of "Sour Grapes" came to mind.

: Try the Meanings and Origins section of this site for that one.

I've just checked the Meaning and Origins. I've always puzzled why grapes should be 'sour'. Perhaps the grapes were unripe, but why try to steal them in that case? My reading suggests that the fox actually said about the grapes 'they're sour as CRABS anyway'. This is equally curious. Any suggestions?