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Old 07-25-2017, 05:37 PM
 
Location: State of Washington (2016)
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Po'boys, subs, grinders, hoagies, and heros are all the same, it just depends on where you are from (sorry for ending the sentence so poorly).

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Old 07-25-2017, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
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Wow, you guys are coming up with ones I haven't heard of! I forgot all about a hero sandwich. I knew there'd be some differences from place to place. I just thought of one a family member recently brought up: jimmies vs sprinkles.

I'm a fan of the sitcom "The Middle". On that show, which is based in Indiana, the characters almost always say pop. They also say pop on the old "Andy Griffith Show" which was based in NC.
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Old 07-25-2017, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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How about hamburger steak versus chopped steak? And even then, once gravy is added, Salisbury steak?

Mashed versus smashed potatoes?

For me, my ancestors used green beans, string beans, and snap beans interchangeably.
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Old 07-25-2017, 06:10 PM
 
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Mashed versus smashed potatoes?
Those are different (to me at least). If I mash potatoes, I peel them before boiling and mash them with a special tool. Smashed potatoes have the skins on (Yukon Gold are excellent ) and are just broken up with a fork after boiling.
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Old 07-25-2017, 06:20 PM
 
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I'm a fan of the sitcom "The Middle". On that show, which is based in Indiana, the characters almost always say pop. They also say pop on the old "Andy Griffith Show" which was based in NC.
I don't know about back then (before my time), but we definitely don't call it pop in NC anymore.
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Old 07-25-2017, 07:28 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I have the same words as OP except it's Hero, not Hogie. Most people say hotdog, some say frankfurter but that's considered old fashioned. Pie is just a faster way to refer to a pizza.
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:08 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I have the same words as OP except it's Hero, not Hogie. Most people say hotdog, some say frankfurter but that's considered old fashioned. Pie is just a faster way to refer to a pizza.
If you called it pie around here, you'd be asked whether you wanted, apple, lemon meringue, pumpkin, etc.

It's a pizza in Massachusetts, as far as I know, not a pie.
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Crook County, Illinois
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If you called it pie around here, you'd be asked whether you wanted, apple, lemon meringue, pumpkin, etc.

It's a pizza in Massachusetts, as far as I know, not a pie.
Ditto in Chicago. "Pie" in reference to a pizza seems like a New York thing; I vaguely remember it mentioned on "Friends". In Chicago, calling a pizza a "pie" is equivalent to putting ketchup on a hot dog. The only restaurants who use that term are East Coast chains and local pizza places that want to give off a New York flair.

I even heard a running joke: The reason why Chicago cuts its tavern pizza (non-deep dish) into squares, is so people can't call it a pie.
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Those are different (to me at least). If I mash potatoes, I peel them before boiling and mash them with a special tool. Smashed potatoes have the skins on (Yukon Gold are excellent ) and are just broken up with a fork after boiling.
See, I always keep the skins because I learned that is where the nutrients are.
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:02 PM
 
Location: NYC
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If you called it pie around here, you'd be asked whether you wanted, apple, lemon meringue, pumpkin, etc.

It's a pizza in Massachusetts, as far as I know, not a pie.
Ok but that's not how it works. Someone says let's order a pizza, all agree, someone calls the pizza place & says, "one large pie" gives address & phone #, waits for delivery. It's never used in any other context.

No one says, "I love pie" and expects people to think theyre talking about pizza because then it could be apple, pumpkin, etc. Guess it just doesnt make sense to outsiders just like how grinder makes no sense to me. Is it a grinder because you grind it up with your teeth?
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