End of ADS-L Digest - 6 Oct 1995 to 7 Oct 1995 ********************************************** There are 25 messages totalling 574 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. PEAS (9) 2. Polk salad and rampy stuff (2) 3. various responses 4. Mondegreens 5. Wittgenstein 6. Another Lexical Item 7. place names (2) 8. another thread (2) 9. ADS & LEXICAL CHOICE (2) 10. student mondegreens/malapropisms; "fun" (2) 11. miscellany, lexical 12. green/string beans ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 8 Oct 1995 00:05:53 -0400 From: ALICE FABER Subject: PEAS Seth Sklarey writes: > In the Bahmama they have pigeon peas, which appear to be a small green pea > but not as developed. Peanuts in the south are called goober peas. The > green giant in the 1960's wanted peas on earth. The way to catch a polar bear > is to cut a hole in the ice, the diameter of a polar bear, and circle the > perimeter with green peas. When the polar bear comes up to take a pea, you > hit it in the head. I'll ignore the pun and move on the the peas...When I was living in Texas, my then-husband (now ex-) developed a severe rash that necessitated his being on a hypoallergenic diet. There were two vegetables on the faded xerox of permitted foods that I was given, green beans and English peas (both canned or fresh, but not frozen). The green beans were no problem (if I rinsed the salt from the canning liquid away), but I never did figure out what English peas are. The only peas I know from are green, snow, or black-eyed. But then, what do I know? I'm from New York! Alice Faber