Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 17:11:21 -0400 From: "J. Russell King" Subject: Re: Lexical choice/string beans Today I have to do the laundry. And I've always called them green beans; I don't know that I ever heard "string beans" until going to school in the East; they seem consistently to be "string beans" here in New York City, among native colleagues and workers in the cafeteria. JRKing (born 1954) (grew up in southern Oklahoma) (parents from Arkansas and southern Oklahoma)