Teachers and Apples??
October 6, 2009 2:22am CST
When I was looking for a picture of a teacher in Google, I saw many pictures of teachers carrying a book and an apple. Sometimes it's just the book and the apple but instinctively you know that it depicts or describe a teacher. Is the apple a world wide symbol for teachers? I can understand the book in connection to the teacher but why apple? Why can't it be a banana or any other kind of fruit?
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6 Oct 09
I think it's because when kids want to give their teachers anything to eat for lunch, I always see on American tv shows that the kids give their teachers apples so perhaps that's why apples are connected to teachers as donuts are to cops. Just my opinion.
6 Oct 09
Yes I think it is greatly influenced by the American culture. I first saw this apples in an American TV show when I was a kid. Donuts are usually eaten by cops, that's true but you don't see them as a symbol or picture that depicts or describe a police often.
• Holiday, Florida
7 Oct 09
perhaps in ancient times it was a symbol to prove your care for her as in making sure she/he has something to eat? maybe because of times some countries had shortage of food and no one wanted to loose the teacher i dont know. its just all i could come up with because for as long as i can remember kids gave the teacher an apple to show appreciation. i may have to do a search about the history.