Is this why Spongebob lives in one, then? Because he's the most welcoming of the characters?
I live in New England and there are a lot of old houses that have pineapples on posts at the end of driveways, on doorknockers, over windows, etc.
The founding fathers ate pineapple pizza after writing the Declaration of Independence
I actually heard that the rich would walk around with pineapples as a symbol of wealth. I also didnt bother to fact check but i guess theres atleast some truth to it.
This makes so much sense. My mom would always make me bring a pineapple when going to a new friends or st. She said something like “it’s the international welcoming gift” and I would just always anticipate the weird looks
Oh cool so HIMYM wasn’t making it up when the captain said he kept a pineapple outside of his house as a symbol of hospitality?
Ted is a dick to the captain
It was said that at certain places it was a gift you would get when you came.
and if you stayed too long, you would get another one letting you know that you were expected to move on.
Interesting, my house isn't that old, but it has a pineapple door knocker on the front door. Never knew why, other than pineapples are freaking delicious.
I was told the pineapple was displayed on the front door or gatepost of recently returned sea captains to show he'd had a successful voyage, reflecting prosperity. Also inviting passersby in for a "share".
I've heard that pineapple door knockers are code for "swingers live here."
People around when I’m from use pineapple decorations in or around the home as a symbol of being into swinging.
My mailbox has had a pineapple on it for over 20 years. When people are looking for my house for the first time, I tell them to look out for it. An iconic landmark.
I didn’t think it was for a sense of welcoming. Wasn’t it more as a status of wealth and power. One of the kings of France had a pineapple that he showed off at his parties, even when it started to rot.
Kind of true. It was a British symbol - the American and other colonies followed suit.
It had no particularly unique connection to the USA.
That's why you can see them carved into the woodwork of the governors house in Nebraska. Pineapples are all over the place, those pointy bois.
That's funny a pineapple almost got me killed once.
we're too poor to have a pineapple, here have a picture of it
And now we use it as a symbol of stoners. Glorious.