Date: Thu, 28 Sep 1995 08:48:04 -0500

From: "Dennis R. Preston" preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PILOT.MSU.EDU

Subject: Re: Going Decimal

AHA! Is a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup (not roundish even; flat out round) a

candy bar?

Trying to stretch the prototype.

Dennis Preston (who confesses to liking these awful things in spite of all

the crappy things he said earlier)


As for "Candy Bars", I think it's just another American Slang catch

all term for anything sweet to eat that's not a cookie or cake.In Great

No. Yesterday, for example, I went down to the vending machine to get

a candy bar (I was planning on getting a Milky Way), but I changed my

mind at the last minute and got a bag of M&Ms instead. M&Ms are not a

candy bar; a Milky Way is a candy bar. A candy bar has to be a bar --

a loosely defined bar in that it's possible to have a square candy bar

or possibly even a roundish one, although I can't think of any examples

of that. A bag of small items like M&Ms can't be a candy bar.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]