Date: Wed, 27 Sep 1995 08:34:02 -0400 From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA> Subject: Re: candy bars and measurements > In the dim past, before I discovered Cabernet Savignon, I ate candy bars. I > remember eating one horror called a 'Baby Ruth.' It had an (UGH!) peanut > covering and, as I recall, no chocolate at all. I agree it might be less > 'prototypical' than such putatively chocolate but tasteless abominations as > the 'Three Musketeers,' but it was, nevertheless, a 'candy bar.' Shape and > packaging seem to be nearly as important as other factors (except, of > course, for the ubiquitous gob of sugar). Looks like a victory for fuzzy > sets and prototypes to me. actually, baby ruths do have a chocolate covering, but it tends to fall off after you take the first bite. lynne, who knows way too much about candy