Date: Sun, 8 Oct 1995 16:50:20 -0400

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

Subject: Re: PEAS

I never did figure out what English peas

are. The only peas I know from are green, snow, or black-eyed.

My impression (I've read or heard this somewhere, and it bears out my own

experience) is that "English peas" is the Southern term for green peas or

what most Americans probably just call "peas." Because in the South (and this

was true in my childhood, in southern Oklahoma with Arkansas parentage),

"peas" standing alone is likely to be understood as black-eyed peas; the less

common green things must be distinguished as "green peas" or "English peas."