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ADS-L Digest - 7 Jun 1998 to 8 Jun 1998 98-06-09 00:00:32
There are 14 messages totalling 472 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

1. Mangoes
2. )You the/da man9
3. big weekend (4)
4. Man the ships
5. grammar safari website
6. grammari safari successful
7. drinking & (was "drugging")
8. "You the man."
9. "tinner" in 1910 baseball poem
10. Forwarded message re "tinner"
11. 2nd forwarded message re "tinner"


Date: Mon, 8 Jun 1998 00:24:19 -0700
From: Kim & Rima McKinzey
Subject: Mangoes

Do you remember when the third volume of DARE came out and there was a
contest to match words and their definitions?

Well I remember that one of them was mangoes and it matched with bell
peppers. I didn't get the connection. In Wednesday's San Francisco
Chronicle's food section, there was the following article:

"In the 18th Century, Europeans got to know the tropical world on an
unprecendented scale. In the process, they got to know tropical fruits,
which had the same sort of exotic appeal for them that they have for us
today, except that they were vastly more expensive.

Only a few varieties had any hope of surviving the weeks-long boat journey
to Europe.

One that did was the pineapple, and Europe went pineapple-mad. ...

Pineapples became the symbol of lavish hospitality, which is why so many
pieces of antique dining room furniture are ornamented with carved

Another tropical hit was the mango. Ripe fresh mangoes didn't have a
prayer of making it from India to London, of course, but pickled mangoes
did. Mango pickles were fantastically fashionable, and very expensive.

As a result, people who couldn't afford mangoes started "mangoing" other
things by pickling them in the higly spiced Indian style.

This explains the dozens of late 18th and early 19th Century recipes for
"mangoes" made from cucumbers, cantaloupes, green peaches, and bell
peppers, and probably why some Midwesterners still refer to bell peppers as