Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 03:25:56 -0500

From: Rosemary Rummler RRRummler[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: mangoes=peppers

In a message dated 97-11-10 15:52:37 EST, Dennis Baron wrote:

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).

It was used on the west side of Columbus, Ohio, around 1971. In fact, if one

referred to green peppers as green peppers instead of mangoes, one was not


Rosemary Rougon Rummler, JD