vegetable terms

Dan Goodman dsgood at IPHOUSE.COM
Fri May 14 21:37:36 UTC 2010

Robin Hamilton wrote:
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> From: "Charles Doyle" <cdoyle at UGA.EDU>
> Subject: vegetable terms
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>> It's my impression that the term "Englilsh pea" is becoming less common,
>> with simply "pea" mainly serving the purpose-
> *English pea?  That's new to me.
> Do USAmericans use this term for common-or-garden non-mushy and non-baby
> peas for the same reason UK Englishers call what is (correctly) called a
> mutton pie in Scotland, a "Scotch pie"?
Apparently, SOME Americans use the term.   This is the first I'd heard
of it.   (Note that I'm a long way from being a professional linguist. )

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