Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 11:21:00 EDT

From: Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MOREHEAD-ST.EDU

Subject: Re: green/string beans

They've always been string beans to me. "Green beans" sounds to me as though

it would be said by those who say "pop" instead of "soda". (This presumably

reflects my New York City roots.) Larry

In my idiolect, these are not lexical variants but can be semantically

differentiated. Actually , green bans might be a hyponym. But clearly,

string beans are beans that have a string to be removed when you snap

and clean them. Now snap beans and shellouts are other bean sentirely.

Then you have your kentucky wonders, your half runners, and your blue lake.

Those french cut things aren't green beans at all!



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