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Could someone explain this to me ..please?
May 23, 2007
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Rasputin
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I came across this sentence or adage today, but could not understand it.

“You can tell a lot about a fellow’s character by his way of eating jelly beans.”

- Ronald Reagan 40th U.S. President- (1911-2004)

What did president Reagan mean by this phrase? How can we tell someone's character by the way he eats jelly beans.

May 23, 2007
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Ras...I have no idea what that means. I didn't realize that jelly means had particular meaning. Perhaps he mean whether you eat them in one gulp, or separate them by colour...what do you think?

May 23, 2007
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yes hon that could be a possibility. Let's see other people's take. Thanks Fantas!

May 23, 2007
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I think fantas is right. Reagan had those gourmet ones. and gauche people would just eat them in a gulp and not savor the fancy flavors. Others would carefully put two good flavors together. others would slowly savor one. HMMMm what kind of jellybean eater are you?

May 23, 2007
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I definitely like to savour every bite of it. Hmmmmmmmmmm I'm hungry. I love jellly beans. Think I will hope into the convenience store to get some. Thanks TT!!!

May 23, 2007
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Yes, Ras, like TT says, he was famous for looooving Jelly Bellys with all the funky flavors like "pink champagne" and "bubblegum".

I love those too!

May 24, 2007
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...the movie Wedding Planner has a scene like that. Where the Dr. and JLo are watching the outdoor movie and he starts to separate the jelly beans and only eats the chocolate covered ones. I think they were jelly beans. He said that chocolate was brown and therefore had the least artificial food coloring and flavouring...

Depending on the day, I'll either separate the jelly beans and eat all the orange ones first, then the green ones, red ones always come last...

May 24, 2007
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Wedding Planner scene was about M&M's. The doctor tossed every M&M that wasn't brown.

- Ma

May 24, 2007
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Well, IMO it means Reagan was an idiot even before he got alzheimers. Yeah, that's a bit harsh..but he wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer.

I'll tell you how you can judge someone's character...when times get hard.

May 24, 2007
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Strong...they were M&Ms thank you:)

May 24, 2007
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President Regan was a smoker; he ate jellybeans to occupy his hands and mouth during long periods of time. He did not want the public to know that he smoked. 🙂

I am not a Regan supporter by the farthest stretch of anyone's imagination, but he was no dummy...

-Pom 34

May 24, 2007
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Well I suppose he was smart enough to parlay his strengths, acting and charisma, into political success. I'll grant him that.

May 24, 2007
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Thanks all for your cute, witty and funny answers. They made me crack up. Fatas, I will try to watch that movie. I think jelly beans are only colourful bright ones. No chocolate included. The kind we see in grocery stores.

Glit~ right on, very wise answer indeed. Bless you!

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