Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 08:02:24 -0500 From: Herb Stahlke 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 >>> Kim & Rima McKinzey 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? Rima