Date: Fri, 11 Feb 1994 19:48:35 EST From: David Bergdahl Subject: Mango Ohio University Electronic Communication Date: 11-Feb-1994 07:39pm EST To: Remote Addressee ( _MX%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.CC.UGA.EDU ) From: David Bergdahl Dept: English BERGDAHL Tel No: (614) 593-2783 Subject: Mango 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