just heard

David Barnhart dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Thu Aug 2 12:07:31 UTC 2012

A member of my family just declared:

"There're too many grains in there!" referring to the "grounds" in coffee
when the strainer does catch them all.  _Coffee grounds_ is a subentry in
eOED (only 3 quotes).  Google books returns 4900+ hits.  DARE has _coffee
grains_ only meaning "buttocks."


barnhart at highlands.com

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