Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 08:44:52 -0700 From: Dan Alford 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.