Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 09:32:27 -0400 From: Merri Lisa Johnson Subject: Re: green/string beans On Wed, 4 Oct 1995, Larry Horn wrote: > 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 > I say green beans, and I don't say "pop" or "soda" but rather "coke"--a phenomenon I hear is common to Southerners. Although I have to admit that since I moved to Ohio I have started saying "soda" to avoid the looks and because "pop" sounds to me like something out of "Happy Days"--no offense. Merri Lisa Ohio University