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To have a good time.


"Flatulism will get you everywhere," said the Bean Feast organizers.


In times past it was customary for employers to hold an annual dinner for their employees. It is thought that a regular part of the menu was bean-goose, so called from a bean shaped mark on the beak. It is also possible that the menu also contained a dish consisting mainly of beans. Whatever the menu, such dinners were often rowdy and high-spirited, just like a modern bean feast. A shortened version of the expression also passed into common usage. This is why we have a Beano.

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