Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 11:21:00 EDT From: Terry Lynn Irons Subject: Re: green/string beans > > 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 > In my idiolect, these are not lexical variants but can be semantically differentiated. Actually , green bans might be a hyponym. But clearly, string beans are beans that have a string to be removed when you snap and clean them. Now snap beans and shellouts are other bean sentirely. Then you have your kentucky wonders, your half runners, and your blue lake. Those french cut things aren't green beans at all! -- (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*) Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Voice Mail: (606) 783-5164 Snail Mail: UPO 604 Morehead, KY 40351 (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)