Sour grapes

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Sour grapes

Sour grapes may refer to:

Rhetorics[edit]

  • An expression originating from "The Fox and the Grapes," one of Aesop's Fables. It refers to making a false pretense to form a Rationalization, i.e., not to care for something one wants, but does not or cannot have.
  • An allusion to the line in Jeremiah (31:29) and Ezekiel (18:2) (KJV): "The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge."

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Books[edit]

  • Sour Grapes (book), a book of poems by William Carlos Williams
  • Sour Grapes: Studies in the Subversion of Rationality (Cambridge, 1983), a book by Jon Elster describing the phenomenon of adaptive preference formation

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