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."