"Mango" for Green Peppers

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIOU.EDU
Wed Oct 9 20:30:57 UTC 2002

Dave Bergdahl wrote a piece on this for AmSpch some years ago--citation, Dave?

At 08:08 AM 10/9/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>I was remembering that my mother from Eastern Pennsylvania used to
>call green peppers "mangos". Her friend from Indiana did the same,
>and I have also heard that it was used in Ohio.
>Does anyone know the origin of this use of "mango"?
>Thank you in advance
>Elizabeth J. Pyatt, Ph.D.
>Instructional Designer
>Education Technology Services, TLT
>Penn State University
>ejp10 at psu.edu, (814) 865-0805
>228A Computer Building
>University Park, PA 16801

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