Posted by ESC on September 07, 2005
In Reply to: Beware of falling pineapples posted by ESC 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.
Good grief. I googled and found I'd told this story before. http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/14/messages/383.html