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Thread #4128 Message #823816
Posted By: Joe Offer
11-Nov-02 - 08:43 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Beans in my Ears (Len Chandler)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Beans in my Ears?
I think this is one of those urban legends that has a large element of truth to it. True, kids will put just about anything into just about any aperture - on their own body or elsewhere. The urban legends are the stories of the things that grew or hatched from thatever was inserted where it shouldn't have been.
I suspect many of these legends were created by mothers, desperate to come up with a reason why Susie shouldn't be putting safety pins there.