Pineapple Symbolism Investigation! Why Are Pineapples Popular?

Today, I'd like to share my pineapple symbolism investigation.  My research into finally proving who the author is for the pineapple quote Be a Pineapple: Stand Tall Wear a Crown and Be Sweet on the Inside has really helped out a lot of people and I now see many people actually crediting her. I didn't know the history of what a pineapple represent. After all, I started this whole project because I was using the pineapple emoji. Here's how my interactions usually worked:

I'm asked, what's the deal with the pineapple? Why are pineapples popular? 

My typical answer is: “Because, Pineapples.”

Usually, my response is good enough (no it's not). But people smile and ask more questions as I stand there taking photos of a pineapple. Wait. Okay. I think I'm going to start to ramble off-course here. What were we doing?

Yes, we've got to dig into pineapple symbolism.

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