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.

Herb Stahlke


11/14/97 05:03am

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?