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Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by nosborne48, Aug 1, 2023.

  1. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    In the US, Beano is something entirely different.
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  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    We know. From the Interweb.

    "Beano is an over-the-counter supplement that contains a natural enzyme called alpha-galactosidase, which helps prevent flatulence (farting), abdominal bloating, and stomach pain."

    Beano - the comic - is still publishing 50 issues a year.
    The first issue was published in July, 1938. Hey, it's even older than I am! Ain't that somethin'? :)

    Story of the Beano name:

    The Beano began in Dundee, Scotland. Its name comes from the word “beano,” which means “a party or a good time.” The first issue featured such characters as Lord Snooty and His Pals and the ostrich Big Eggo. Since 1938 more than 400 characters have appeared in The Beano.
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  3. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I don't recall ever knowing the meaning, when I was a kid. No doubt my Glasgow-born Dad did. But we had a similar colloquial word in southern England - "beanfeast" with the same meaning.
  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Saw it. Schmearathon. Funny as hell, but somehow uncomfortable. Maybe it was seeing all that poutine. I've never eaten the stuff. Looks lethal and I think it is. Or maybe it was the uncomfortable nature of the discussion - for Leizer (Eli Battalion).

    How about me - a Canadian who doesn't like hockey, back bacon, beer or poutine. But I still love it here. :)
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  5. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    And it WAS nice to hear Yiddish spoken. I should make it a point to hear more.

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