Date: Thu, 15 Dec 1994 15:36:41 -0800
From: THOMAS CLARK tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NEVADA.EDU
Subject: Re: plugs and fruit
I have heard those wedges in oranges and tangerines called "pigs," and
imagine my surprise when I just looked in W10 and Random House II and DID
NOT find that sense. Grapefuit wedges were never pigs, but "sections."
On Thu, 15 Dec 1994, Timothy C. Frazer wrote:
My wife, who grew up in N. Florida, and stayed in the South (at UNC and
Mercer) until the age of 27, just now said she like to peel tangerines and
eat the "plugs." She isn't sure she remembers right, but thinks that is
what she alwyas called the sections of the tangerines. Anybody else
encountered this? Is it regional or idiolectal?