Date: Fri, 11 Feb 1994 19:48:35 EST
From: David Bergdahl bergdahl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Ohio University Electronic Communication
Date: 11-Feb-1994 07:39pm EST
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From: David Bergdahl Dept: English
BERGDAHL Tel No: (614) 593-2783
If you look in 18th-century dictionaries e.g. Webster you'll find that mango = a
cantaloup/muskmellon stuffed with kraut and pickled. Since the cantaloup is a
substitution for a mango-melon (similarly pickled), I think the pickled pepper
as a substitute for the melon came easily.
Mangoes were used in chutneys and other similarly pickled items could be called
a mango; the cantaloup was stuffed before pickling; ditto the bell peppper. The
name migrates with the use.
David Bergdahl Ohio University/Athens BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Received: 11-Feb-1994 07:48pm