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Old 10-16-2018, 09:31 AM
 
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I'm going to take a stab at the phonetic spelling..... pasta fa johl..??

 
Old 10-16-2018, 10:07 AM
 
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It's pronounced just like it looks. fazool or fashool. It's pronounced slightly different depending on where in Italy you are. It's slang or a derivative from Italian dialects. There is no Italian word "fazool". The correct word is fagioli which means beans, "Pasta & Beans".
 
Old 10-16-2018, 10:11 AM
 
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I'm going to take a stab at the phonetic spelling..... pasta fa johl..??
I always heard it, pahstuh fah zhool.
 
Old 10-16-2018, 10:21 AM
 
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I always heard it, pahstuh fah zhool.
Again, varying Italian dialects and pronunciations.
 
Old 10-16-2018, 10:38 AM
 
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In a restaurant I feel stupid ordering it the way the menu spells it: pasta fa zhol ee, especially when the waiter comes back with "So who ordered the pasta FAZOOL?"
 
Old 10-16-2018, 10:40 AM
 
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It's slang or a derivative from Italian dialects. There is no Italian word "fazool". The correct word is fagioli which means beans, "Pasta & Beans".
If "correct" means contemporary standard Italian, and everything else is slang or derivative, then, yes, that's ... well ... correct.

"Fazool" is a derivative or cognate of an ancient Greek word φάσηλος and contemporary Greek φασόλια.

Greek was a main language of especially the coastal areas of Sicily, Campania, Calabria, Basilicata and Puglia for about 2,000 years, then diminishing significantly from about the 1400s-1500s with only a few pockets remaining into the twenty-first century. Nevertheless there are still many words of Greek origin in traditional southern Italian idioms, some of which spilled over into North America in the late 1800s/early 1900s and survive to this day, as we can see.

But in the end, all things pass.
 
Old 10-16-2018, 10:43 AM
 
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I'm getting hungry for Guess What?
 
Old 10-16-2018, 11:17 AM
 
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I've had it. Its fine, but to me, its just another take on Chili or Goulash.
 
Old 10-16-2018, 11:19 AM
 
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It's pronounced just like it looks. fazool or fashool. It's pronounced slightly different depending on where in Italy you are. It's slang or a derivative from Italian dialects. There is no Italian word "fazool". The correct word is fagioli which means beans, "Pasta & Beans".
"Don't eat the Gabagool Grandma, Its loaded with Nitrates."

Meaning Capicola, but the pronunciation is a holdover from a time before Italy had totally culturally unified and Sicilians Spoke Sicilian.
 
Old 10-16-2018, 03:37 PM
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I live in a part of Brooklyn that had a good population of working class Italian families 20 years ago. It was pretty famous for them, lol.

The local Focaccerias used to make plenty of things I haven't been able to find within 2 blocks of my house for over 10 years, at least - Panelle, Vastedda, etc. There is only one good focacceria left and I have to travel to get to it.

But I digress...

Pasta fazool is Italian peasant food found all over Italy, with numerous regional variations.
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