Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 09:32:27 -0400

From: Merri Lisa Johnson mj906388[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU

Subject: Re: green/string beans

On Wed, 4 Oct 1995, Larry Horn wrote:

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

I say green beans, and I don't say "pop" or "soda" but rather "coke"--a

phenomenon I hear is common to Southerners. Although I have to admit that

since I moved to Ohio I have started saying "soda" to avoid the looks and

because "pop" sounds to me like something out of "Happy Days"--no offense.

Merri Lisa

Ohio University