Date: Wed, 27 Sep 1995 08:34:51 -0400 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: candy bars and measurements I guess you have to be kid, Dennis, to love candy bars. In this day of low-fat regimens, it is sometimes difficult to remember what a candy bar is. For me, a candy bar is always chocolate, and I would agree that I do not relate candy bars to candy--that hard, pure-sugar stuff that rots the teeth and spares the heart (to a point). However, the last Friday night I was craving a sweet, and my mother-in-law, bless her, who disregards all that cholestrol stuff, had a box of Mr. Goodbars in the refrigerator. Since one candy bar had 18 grams of fat, I contented myself with only half a bar. It was wonderful! Speaking of wine and candy, I once judged an impromptu speaking event at which the topic was "candy is dandy but liquor is quicker." Not one of the eight college students knew what the expression meant. I got a sermon about how liquor will send you to hell more quickly than candy will, but I did get an interesting speech from a young woman of healthy proportions who said that a box of chocolate (= candy) eaten in a hot bath will help a person relax, but not as quickly as a bottle of wine consumed in a hot bath. 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]