Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 08:02:24 -0500
From: Herb Stahlke hstahlke[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GW.BSU.EDU
Subject: Re: mangoes=peppers -Reply
I'm going to hazard a guess here, as a
long-time resident of mango-producing and
eating areas. The folks who use "mango" for
"green bell pepper", especially the older ones,
would likely not have known the true tropical
mango. It certainly would not have been a
produce market item in most of the area, except
perhaps in specialty markets in large cities.
Also, the yellow, red, and black (purple?) bell
peppers that we now see commonly would not
have been familiar. I've never heard the term
"red mango" used of a sweet red bell pepper,
but then I don't live in a mango area anymore.
Kim & Rima McKinzey rkm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SLIP.NET
Ok, now I'm curious. If there are all these folks
who call green peppers
mangoes, what do they then call mangoes?
And do they call other bell/sweet
peppers that aren't green also mangoes?