Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 11:23:31 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor 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 Your wording suggests that one says either "pop" or "soda." To me "pop" is a sound and "soda" is something mixed with scotch. I can't imagine saying either of the above for something like a coke. Maybe that's why I can't decide right now whether I say "green beans" or "string beans." I think I usually say "green beans," although "string beans" strikes me as equally normal. I would never, OTOH, say "green peas" for "english peas." --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]