Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 11:23:31 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.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

Your wording suggests that one says either "pop" or "soda." To me "pop"

is a sound and "soda" is something mixed with scotch. I can't imagine

saying either of the above for something like a coke. Maybe that's why

I can't decide right now whether I say "green beans" or "string beans."

I think I usually say "green beans," although "string beans" strikes me

as equally normal. I would never, OTOH, say "green peas" for "english


--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]