Date: Thu, 28 Sep 1995 06:02:32 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor Subject: Re: Going Decimal > 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]