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]ra.msstate.edu)