Results 1 to 8 of 8

    • Join Date: May 2005
    • Posts: 24
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    What's the meaning of...

    What's the meaning of the following expression, saying:
    * The blacker the berry the sweeter the juice

  1. Marylin's Avatar

    • Join Date: Dec 2004
    • Posts: 959
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: What's the meaning of...

    Quote Originally Posted by Blabbermouth
    What's the meaning of the following expression, saying:
    * The blacker the berry the sweeter the juice
    I am not familiar with that expression but I think it just means that the riper the berry fruit the sweeter ther juice will be from that berry.


    • Join Date: May 2005
    • Posts: 2
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: What's the meaning of...

    is it an idiom? looks like a common sentence in a farm.


    • Join Date: May 2005
    • Posts: 9
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: What's the meaning of...

    this is a name of prophet,muslims used to nominate their peoples


    • Join Date: May 2005
    • Posts: 9
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #5

    Re: What's the meaning of...

    i mean prophat mohammad [s.a.s]

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 44,642
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #6

    Re: What's the meaning of...

    It's an African American expression and inverts common conceptions about ethnicity.

  2. angcllr
    Guest
    #7

    Re: What's the meaning of...

    I always thought it referred to blackberries. When my grandmother and I picked them, she used that phrase quite often. Am I correct to use this phrase in this way?

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: May 2005
    • Posts: 2,047
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #8

    Re: What's the meaning of...

    TDOL is correct. Among African-Americans there used to be (and maybe still is) prejudice favoring lighter-skinned Blacks. The berry expression is sort of a "comeback" to someone who may make an unfavorable (sexual) comment about a dark-skinned member of the opposite sex.

Similar Threads

  1. UNDERSTAND MEANING...please help
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-Jun-2005, 05:49
  2. Meaning Of Some Terms
    By zoobinshid in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-May-2005, 07:20
  3. tense and meaning
    By hela in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-Jan-2005, 17:28
  4. help with "that" and meaning analysis
    By bubu in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-Jul-2004, 03:23
  5. Meaning
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 28-Oct-2003, 03:45

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •