Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 19:11:28 -0500

From: Charles F Juengling juen0001[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GOLD.TC.UMN.EDU

Subject: Re: green/string beans

On Thu, 5 Oct 1995, Dan Alford wrote:

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.

You're right-- I haven't spent hours snappin' those things with mama; it

was my gramma who made me rack up all those hours!


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.