Changing words (was Re: Checking in)

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at
Fri Feb 6 15:47:00 EST 2004

--- Erin McMullin <erm8 at> wrote:
> Here's an interesting side note -
> People in central Pennsylvania have some strange
> names for food items.  For
> example, some of the local people call green bell
> peppers "mangos".  Isn't
> that strange??  I didn't believe it until my
> friend's father used it at
> dinner to say that he didn't like 'mangos' in his
> salad...  yup, he meant
> peppers!  Now where did that usage come from?

A fruit salad isn't done right if it doesn't have a
couple of (real) mangoes in it, I've also made a salad
which included grilled mangoes. Last summer we
stripped a friend's mango tree, it was an old variety
and very fibrous, so they ended up as mango chutney,
mango icecream, mango smoothies and mango chicken. 
Here bell peppers are called capsicum.


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