Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 17:11:21 -0400

From: "J. Russell King" JRKing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: Lexical choice/string beans

Today I have to do the laundry.

And I've always called them green beans; I don't know that I ever heard

"string beans" until going to school in the East; they seem consistently to

be "string beans" here in New York City, among native colleagues and workers

in the cafeteria.


(born 1954)

(grew up in southern Oklahoma)

(parents from Arkansas and southern Oklahoma)