Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 16:10:07 -0600

From: Mary Bucholtz bucholtz[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]TAMU.EDU

Subject: Re: mangoes=peppers

Gee, I haven't heard that in years. It was common in rural northwestern

Indiana twenty years ago. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.


Mary Bucholtz

Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Discourse Studies

Department of English

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX 77843-4227


phone: (409) 862-3910

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Just a quick question till I can check my sources--what is the extent of

mango as the term for sweet green peppers? I just encountered it for the

first time today and it is apparently quite common in central Illinois (of

course I've been here over 20 years and never heard it).


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