Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 12:00:09 -0400 From: Wayne Glowka 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. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]