Date: Thu, 15 Dec 1994 15:36:41 -0800 From: THOMAS CLARK 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." Cheers, tlc 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? > > Tim Frazer >