Mango vs. Pepper? Ohio speak?

Ok-- have a question. Do any of you call green / red peppers "Mango's". We do. I referred to them that way today at work, and a gal who is from California looked at me like I had two heads. ( two chins , yes.. two heads, no) I don't think it is specific to our family, because I hear others around here refer to them that way too. Is this an Ohio thing????
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Abuckie wrote:
Ok-- have a question. Do any of you call green / red peppers "Mango's". We do. I referred to them that way today at work, and a gal who is from California looked at me like I had two heads. ( two chins , yes.. two heads, no) I don't think it is specific to our family, because I hear others around here refer to them that way too. Is this an Ohio thing????

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: We get the same reaction! We grew up calling them mangos. When we'd go to Florida & order a pizza for dinner they'd look at us like we were stupid ordering mangos on a pizza! My favorite sandwich is 1/2 a "mango" on 2 slices of toasted bread spread with mayo! :clappurple:
Nope - a pepper is a pepper (green, red, hot, chile, whatever) and a mango is a fruit.

That is odd...why call a pepper a mango??
It must be Indiana-speak as well. A lot of people here call a red or green bell pepper a 'mango'. :oops:
got sheep wrote:
Nope - a pepper is a pepper (green, red, hot, chile, whatever) and a mango is a fruit.

That is odd...why call a pepper a mango??

Ditto! Never heard this before!
Here in down under land there called a pepper or more commonly a capsicum.
Never a mango, that is a super sweet orange fruit.
Nope. Never heard of a pepper being called a mango.
So if you call a pepper a mango, what do you then call a mango? :)

Folks in Ohio also don't call soda, "soda". They call it "pop".
What's up with that? :? :D
CamVal1 wrote:
Nope. Never heard of a pepper being called a mango.
So if you call a pepper a mango, what do you then call a mango? :)

Folks in Ohio also don't call soda, "soda". They call it "pop".
What's up with that? :? :D


Originally from Michigan: Pepper is a pepper, Mango a fruit.

Pop is soda...even though I live in Florida now, I still keep with my roots and call "Soda" "Pop". Mark the term came from "Soda Pop". If you go to Kentucky their Soda/Pop is a "Coke"...

When we first moved to Florida, we asked them where the Secretary of States office was to get our drivers license...they looked at us like we were mad. In Florida you get your car plate from "the tag" place and your Drivers license from "the Drivers License" place. :)
I grew up in southern Ohio, live in WV now, and our peppers are mangos. Must be regional. We'd plant peppers in the garden, but when they made it to the kitchen, they became mangos!! :lol:
MarK: I like your thing about Soda & Pop. When I went to college a lot of the girls in my dorm were from NY. We were eating dinner one night & one of them said "I think I'll go get another soda". I envisioned this big frothy chocolate drink & asked when the dining room started offering them! They all got a big laugh out of that. Around here it's "Bring me a can of pop....anything diet!" :wink:
You guys are weird. 8)

Soda/pop/coke ...I understand. They all mean the same thing.

Mango/Pepper ...huh? :lol:
1st time ever saw a real mango was in Florida. As a kid, we didnt even have them in the grocery stores here.
ChSheepdogs wrote:
1st time ever saw a real mango was in Florida.
As a kid, we didnt even have them in the grocery stores here.


Exactly what I was going to say. We really lived a sheltered life, didn't we? :oops: :oops: :oops:
Wow... I've never heard of Mango/Pepper before.

The Soda and Pop debate rages in my home. We're both originally from the midwest (Josh from Illinois and myself from Michigan). Since Josh lived in California for eight years, now he tells me I'm wrong and that it's Soda. I usually rhetort with something as clever as 'you know... you lived in Illinois for 16 years before you moved. You need to know your roots'.
LOL. I've never heard that before either. It definitely didn't make its way up to Michigan. I wonder where in the heck that even came from? *Note: I had to look it up. Here's the answer:

Because mangos were first known to Americans in this pickled form, mango was sometimes used to mean any pickled fruit, even if not from the mango tree or from India. An American recipe from 1847 noted in the Dictionary of American Regional English calls for "melon mangoes" to be stuffed with horseradish, cucumbers, green beans, nasturtiums, onions, mustard seed, peppercorns, cloves, and all-spice before being pickled. Muskmelons, cucumbers, and green peppers were all made into "mangoes." Even today green peppers are sometimes called mangoes or mango peppers in the middle of the United States because they used to be pickled that way.
Pepper is a pepper here unless we put the word "chile" in front of it.

My mother is from Ohio and I never heard her refer to bell peppers as mangos, but different generation???
Maggie McGee IV wrote:
ChSheepdogs wrote:
1st time ever saw a real mango was in Florida.
As a kid, we didnt even have them in the grocery stores here.


Exactly what I was going to say. We really lived a sheltered life, didn't we? :oops: :oops: :oops:




No, I think it really shows our age!
Interesting...but still odd!

We have the pop/soda thing here too. Both get used, but I'd say pop is more common.
If you told me you put mango in my taco or chili.... I think I'd have a hard time coming to the table. ;)
I was born and raised in Ohio and we grew peppers in the garden :lol: :wink:
I had never heard that before.

Soda/Pop yeah I used to say pop but, after a few hundred people
looked confused I figured it was easier to say soda.

Now fried cabbage, I have wondered if that is an Ohio thing.
Most people I mention that to look confused as well. :?
Joahaeyo wrote:
If you told me you put mango in my taco or chili.... I think I'd have a hard time coming to the table. ;)



Wow, that's really saying something...... :lol: :lol: :lol:
:oops:

I've always been easy to please. :)
Maggie McGee IV wrote:
ChSheepdogs wrote:
1st time ever saw a real mango was in Florida.
As a kid, we didnt even have them in the grocery stores here.


Exactly what I was going to say. We really lived a sheltered life, didn't we? :oops: :oops: :oops:




Us too!!! LOL. Ma and Pa Kettle go to the City.
I grew up in Indiana, but my mom was from Scituate, MA. She always called them peppers, but my dad called them mangos and she was quick to point out his error...!

In Indiana it was always "pop", but here in AZ it's soda. Took me awhile to get it and I still say "pop" now and then. Now, my aunt and uncle in Scituate, MA, called it "tonic". I remember visiting them many, many years ago with some friends. (We were about 18 at the time). My uncle offered us "tonic" when we arrived, and one of my puzzled friends said, "As in gin and...?". They got quite the laugh out of that!
Being from TX, I never hear soda or pop. It's "Coke" in any circle of friends we've made. ;)
I never heard of the mango/pepper thing. As for pop/soda/coke, etc. I say it all. I'm not particular. Except for tonic. I've never used that phrase. :)

Now I do call my cat food "biscuits". As in, "Can you please feed the cat some biscuits?" I've been told that it is odd and not normal from my brother in law. He said he never heard anyone refer to cat food as kitty biscuits before my family. He also says that it's weird to say tummy button which we all say. Guess I'm weird. lol :twisted:
Don't let it bother you. Here in the Garden State we call a pepper a mango and get the same reaction. :wink:
I am from Ohio and when I was a kid a green pepper was a mango. That is all we ever called them. Then I went to Hawaii for four years and learned what a mango was LOL. I do have a seed packet from the 50s that has a picture of a green pepper and the name mango on the front. I live in Ohio again... but I now call a green pepper a green pepper. LOL. Don't like mangoes but I love green peppers. :lol:
Not everyone in Ohio calls them mangos.. we say peppers but both my parents say they knew of people calling them that when they were growing up... maybe it's an Older Ohioan thing? :lol:
I personally think it is more fun to argue whether it is a mango or pepper . . . soda or pop or coke . . . or crick or creek . . . roof or ruuf . . . auto or car . . . trunk or boot . . .
LeslieR wrote:
Not everyone in Ohio calls them mangos.. we say peppers but both my parents say they knew of people calling them that when they were growing up... maybe it's an Older Ohioan thing? :lol:



Wow! This is an old post. I still call them Mango's :)

Leslie- Both sets of grandparents called them Mango's... Maternal from the hills of Kentucky, Paternal, Ohio Born and Raised. So what does that tell us about the debate? :lmt: Nothing.
rdf wrote:
got sheep wrote:
Nope - a pepper is a pepper (green, red, hot, chile, whatever) and a mango is a fruit.

That is odd...why call a pepper a mango??

Ditto! Never heard this before!


Ditto, too....mango?
Mango is fruit, peppers are peppers. Capsaicin is what gives peppers the "heat."
We drinks "cokes." What kind of coke do you want? A Dr Pepper. (seriously, it happens all the time).

I have a friend who uses a "heater blanker." We always called them electric blankets.

Dialects are funny.
Chouser wrote:
I personally think it is more fun to argue whether it is a mango or pepper . . . soda or pop or coke . . . or crick or creek . . . roof or ruuf . . . auto or car . . . trunk or boot . . .


I did the "crick/creek" argument with my husband after we got married. I moved from Chicago to Wisconsin and it was a "creek" not a "crick" for me. First time I heard him say "crick" I said "a what?" Finally looked it up in the dictionary and both were correct. "Crick" just sounded so wierd! Soda and pop is a thing here too.
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