Posted by ESC on September 07, 2005
In Reply to: Beware of falling pineapples posted by Anon on September 07, 2005
: Where does this phrase come from, and what does it mean?
This is a wild guess. I went on a tour of an historic home in Frankfort, Ky. One of the four-poster beds had pineapples on each post. A pineapple, the guide said, was a symbol of hospitality. A guest overstayed his welcome and his hostess removed the pineapples from the bed. Maybe the phrase has something to do with that. Or not.