Date: Sat, 7 Oct 1995 00:35:41 -0700

From: Rima & Kim McKinzey rkm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SLIP.NET

Subject: Re: green/string beans

Thanks for the explanation, Rima. Around here they are definitely

"string beans," though I recognize "green beans" as a variant (whereas,

for example, both "green onion" and "spring onion" feel like alien

terms for what I call "scallions"), but they have no strings, which

is convenient.

My mother always said "string beans" and also scallions. It was a while

before I more often than not said green beans and green onions. Spring

onions still sound alien to me too. I also grew up with chick peas - and

it was quite a while before I realized that garbanzos were the same thing.