hey fedi, help me settle a debate at work.

beans, beans, the _____ fruit

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@bragool “magical”, of course. Only philistines refer to beans as the “musical” fruit.

@bragool musical! they enable tooting, which is a sound that can be used to make music.

(tooting is other things too but unless someone has evidence that an increase in bean consumption leads to an increase in mastodon posts, i rest my case)

@bragool “musical” anyone who unironically says otherwise is trying to harm the universe with bad vibes.

musical. the rest of the rhyme is "the more you eat, the more you toot", thats the joke

@larrydavis @bragool

i spent a moment wondering if there are tons of people out there who have learned and repeated this in a manner completely devoid of the actual ding dang joke, and after a moment of consideration it seems all too likely. :thaenkin:

@jackdaw_ruiz @larrydavis @bragool I think there's a Simps ep where Bart says "magical", thus poisoning a generation

@BestGirlGrace @jackdaw_ruiz @bragool
damn thats almost as bad as Brandon Flowers saying "every once and a little while" in When You Were Young

@larrydavis @BestGirlGrace @bragool

hmm, in hindsight i was really on the wrong side of issues back in '92 when President Bush fired shots at The Simpsons.

also Brandon Flowers got an entire nation of folks to ponder the question "are we dancer" so i fully expect to see his ass trotted to the Hague for linguistic crimes.

@larrydavis @bragool i agree. it's still funny watching someone explain it tho

@bragool I am shocked at the outcome of this poll!

Did you get the results you were expecting?

@twistylittlepassages i thought it was musical but i wanted to know what the people said!

@bragool I bet there's regional and/or generational tendencies in play here. But I suppose the end result is the same: le toot.

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