Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 15 03:03:15 UTC 2007

Yes, there are several versions of this saying. The first version that
I ever saw (in The Book of Knowledge?) read "... and _good_ cheese


On 9/14/07, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
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> At 9/14/2007 10:07 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> >"Good bread and green cheese is good English and [supposedly] good Fries."
> This omits the beer.  See, for example, Ben Franklin's remarks about
> printer's apprentices in London (but without the fries).  And green
> cheese was inferior.(if one believes that the only good cheese is
> aged) and inexpensive.
> Joel
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