Re: National Survey
William Paul (billp@P3.NET)
Fri, 9 Aug 1996 16:30:48 -0400
At 03:34 PM 8/6/96 -0500, you wrote:
>As long as we're on the subject of various names of items in various parts
>of the U.S., I am curious about what name various regions call the various
>sandwiches made on a loaf of cylindrical bread. In New York, they were
>called Heros (which I think came from the Greek sandwich called Gyros). As
>I have travelled around the country, I have heard them called: Submarines
>(or Subs for short), Grinders, Hoagies, and in a small section of Westcheser
>County, NY they are called Wedges! Where are you from and what do you call
>Marc Solomon Unit Commissioner
>firstname.lastname@example.org Sycamore District
>email@example.com Blackhawk Area Council (IL)
Here in Philadelphia they are called "Hoagies", and of course we
claim that they were invented here. The name is supposed to come from the
large sandwhiches that the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard workers brought with
them from their South Philly homes. The now defunct Naval shipyard is
situated on property that used to be "Hog Island" before the water was
filled in. Ergo the Hog Island Sandwich was eventually shortened to "Hoagie"
Hope I didn't boar you.
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Bill Paul U.C./ASM Troop 419 B.S.A.
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