Green Beans – RDP #73 – Fungible


Green Beans – RDP #73 Fungible



Okay…I never heard this word before, so I thought it had something to do with mushrooms (fungi). I was wrong. It is to be able to exchange one thing for another like thing. In other words (mine) the whatever things are replaceable with something basically the same kind of thing.

That makes some kind of sense, I think. But, why would you want to change something for another thing, if they are the same? Well, one example given was in the exchange of money…say, change a twenty dollar bill for two ten dollar bills.

Enough of that. It’s getting into numbers and math, and too complicated for me to understand. I have another thought.

What about items that are basically the same, yet not exactly. Would they be fungible? I’m thinking of when you go to the grocery store, and you see a can of green beans (or whatever cans of food), and it is a name brand label. Right next to it is the non-brand label, or generic label can of green beans. Can you say they are fungible, since they are both green beans. What’s the difference?

The price or cost of the item is the difference. I also think the quality and taste of the green beans are different, at least sometimes they are. You never know until you try them both to compare. Either you will stick to the brand name ones, or you’ll decide there is not much difference, and go with the cheaper non-brand can of green beans.

So, the answer to that example is yes and no. Yes, they are the same product, and can be exchanged one for the other, and no, the price is different and so is the taste/quality.

I may be completely wrong on this subject, but there you have it…my opinion.

Actually, I’d rather go with buying fresh green beans, and cooking them until they are tender, and seasoned like you want.


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6 responses »

  1. This was a very interesting post and you had me giggling at your math comment. 🙂 I am the same way. Once math enters into it, I am out of there. haha

    Fresh green beans sound very yummy, especially the way my granny used to cook them. She used what she called “fat meat” (fat back, usually) and cooked them down several times. They were the best!

    Have a blessed Sunday and week, Barbara. 🙂

    • Thanks, Suzanne!
      That’s the best way to cook fresh green beans, isn’t it! I just use bacon, which gives them a good flavor, too. Haven’t made any in awhile, but we usually just get those long ones, and cook for a little while, sort of al dente? In our red beans (pinto) we’d use bacon or salt pork.
      Wishing you and your family a blessed week, also. 🙂

  2. I think that’s a really good example of fungible. Funny, but some of the ‘store brand’ items have become my favorites and I will literally drive to those stores just to get them, lol!
    Nothin beats fresh, mmm, yummy greener beaners! 😛

    • That’s good you’ve found some favorites, and most times they are a bit cheaper…so bonus! Fungible was a new word for me, but now I want to use it…it’s a funny sounding word. 🙂

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