Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 12:00:09 -0400
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: green/string beans
On Wed, 4 Oct 1995, Charles F Juengling wrote:
I drink pop and eat both green and string beans. String beans are a type
of green beans. String bgeans are the ones that are skinny, like strings!
WOW -- d'ju hear that, Wayne? Nobody who's spent hours snappin' those
beans with mama would EVER take 'string beans' to be metaphorical for
skinny ones. It refers to that dadburned string that if you don't take it
out, you or your loved ones will be crunchin' strings in your mouth
instead of savoring the beans.
I heard it but was too busy to respond.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu