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

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    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.

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

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

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    i mean prophat mohammad [s.a.s]

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

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    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?

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    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.

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