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    Nova Land, jomsc

    Mangos and pineapples

    Funny thing - my mother's family uses the word "mango" to refer to bell peppers.

    Have you heard of that before?

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    by pucklady on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 06:05:47 PM PST

    •  that's a new one on me! (1+ / 0-)
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      pucklady

      No, never heard bell peppers called mangos before!

      I like bell peppers, but I think I'd be a little disappointed if someone offered me a nice fresh mango and it turned out to be a bell pepper!

      •  I think it might be a local thing - farm country (1+ / 0-)
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        Nova Land

        Illinois.

        They had some other speech differences that I noticed. You plural is you-uns. (Not yins, that is Jersey, I think). The midday meal is dinner. The third meal of the day is supper. They don't use the word sofa or couch, it's always davenport.

        I am progressive. I am liberal. I make no apologies. - Kos

        My political compass: - 8.38,-6.97

        by pucklady on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 06:13:21 PM PST

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    •  Actually "Mangoes and Pineapples. (2+ / 0-)
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      science, Nova Land

      I sure wish I could get to these puzzles sooner. I solved it after midnight expecting to be able to add something to the post. Pucklady had solved it 6 hours earlier.

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      by blogokvetsch on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 01:09:46 AM PST

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      •  the warm-up puzzles are solved quickly, but (1+ / 0-)
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        pucklady

        the Sunday Puzzles usually take a bit longer (although even those are usually solved by midnight).

        Sunday Puzzle will go up at 8:30 EST / 5:30 PST tonight, so if you can come back this evening there should be things you can add. Plus it will be fun to have you as part of the party.

      •  regarding plural, both spellings are correct... (0+ / 0-)

        at least according to Dictionary.Com:

        man·go
        [mang-goh]
        noun, plural man·goes, man·gos.

        1. the oblong, sweet fruit of a tropical tree, Mangifera indica,  of the cashew family, eaten ripe, or preserved or pickled.

        So while mangoes is the preferred spelling, mangos is also quite acceptable.

        I could have used mangoes and done a 7-row 4-column puzzle -- but I liked the challenge of creating a 5-row 5-column puzzle better so I went with mangos instead.

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