Pineapples on Clothing, Flags and Even Napkins, What Does it Mean in Lafayette
Most of the time when you toss a pineapple in your grocery basket, it simply means you're shopping for pineapple. Or if you go out for a drink with a pineapple on your clothing, it's merely a fashion statement. Sounds innocent enough, right? Not always, at least not in Lafayette and surrounding areas.
To some, a pineapple, especially an upside-down pineapple, on clothing, as a flag placed out in the yard or on something as simple as a napkin in a bar could mean a swinger couple is trying to meet other swingers.
Swingers are married couples or people who have been in a long-term relationship, who seek other couples for extracurricular activities outside of marriage. A married couple looking to put a different kind of spark back into their marriage might recruit just one individual, a couple or more than one couple. A place and a date are discussed and all participants meet for a swap shop of sexual activity.
Swingers find other swingers with a secret code...pineapples. Especially an upside-down pineapple. Now, that doesn't necessarily mean everyone wearing a pineapple is a swinger.
You can just tell. It's pretty safe to assume a person or couple displaying an upside-down pineapple are swingers. -Anonymous
Keep an eye open, you'll start to see pineapples all over Acadiana.
People put flags in their yards with pineapples on 'um. Sometimes on the porch or mailbox too They'll wear them on their clothes. They'll even buy pineapple in the grocery store and turn 'um upside-down in the basket. -Anonymous
Swingers turn pineapples upside-down in their shopping baskets.
A large swinger's party, allegedly, might include renting out an entire floor of a hotel.
Sometimes, groups, I know one in New Iberia does this, they'll rent out an entire floor of a hotel and hire security to keep watch. All the doors are left open and they just go from room to room. -Anonymous
Swingers, allegedly, have favorite bars as well.
Swingers have their favorite bars in the poor area of Acadiana and in the wealthy area as well. There are two, in particular, one even has pineapples on their napkins. -Anonymous
There are several locations in Lafayette and outside of Lafayette, allegedly, where swingers meet.
They also like to meet in Breaux Bridge and St. Martinville too. -Anonymous
Allegedly, some couples try to attract other swingers walking or driving through neighborhoods.
Some swingers like to leave the curtains open while they walk around nude in there house to attract other swingers. -Anonymous
The queen of fruit has a crown to prove it, but the pineapple is no longer just a sweet, juicy treat on a warm day. Like its friend, the eggplant, the pineapple now has a whole new meaning in Lafayette and all of Acadiana.