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View Poll Results: What name do you have for a long sandwich?
Hoagie 8 8.00%
Sub 78 78.00%
Torpedo 0 0%
Wedge 1 1.00%
Grinder 2 2.00%
Hero 3 3.00%
Zep 0 0%
Po boy 4 4.00%
Other (please specify) 4 4.00%
Voters: 100. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-07-2010, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Sub & Po Boy here in Tejas.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:43 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Grinder here in New Hampshire, although sub has become very common.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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I would call it a sub. Several Years ago I would have called it a grinder.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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In California it is called a "sub". None of the other names are used for that type of sandwich here. Makes me hungry.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Wow. I expected sub to be more popular than the others, but not by such a margin. I call these things hoagies, thanks to fam from Philly.

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A sandwich......

It's not a Poboy so I would just call it a sandwich.
What makes a Poboy a Poboy? Does it necessarily have to have shrimp? I'm going to NOLA this weekend for the first time, and am looking forward to trying one.

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I never gave this much thought before. But I think a cold, long sandwich (i.e. made with cold-cuts) is a sub, and a warm long sandwich (i.e. cheese steak, meatball, etc.) would be a hoagie. But, I'd hardly call this a rule around here.
Interesting. I would've thought the opposite, if anything. I can see calling eggplant parm a sub, but an Italian is always a hoagie, IMO.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Sub or sandwich, either one works. But mostly sub.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:34 PM
 
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I grew up calling it a po' boy, but usually call it a sub today. I imagine that is probably true of most people in the country these days, regardless of the regional terminology that might have been more common some years ago, wherever they live/lived.

http://www4.uwm.edu/FLL/linguistics/...maps/q_64.html
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:05 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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What makes a Poboy a Poboy? Does it necessarily have to have shrimp? I'm going to NOLA this weekend for the first time, and am looking forward to trying one.
The bread, it's all in the bread. PoBoy's come on a 6"-12" Baguette. The bread is tough and crusty on the outside, but soft on the inside. The "regular" or most common poboy is Roast beef and gravy or Hot Sausage (only found in South LA and Houston). The shrimp and Oyster variants are more popular though.
Check this out..
http://www.nohsc.com/main/flash/src/images/Signature-poboy.pdf (broken link)

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Old 07-07-2010, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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The bread, it's all in the bread. PoBoy's come on a 6"-12" Baguette. The bread is tough and crusty on the outside, but soft on the inside. The "regular" or most common poboy is Roast beef and gravy or Hot Sausage (only found in South LA and Houston). The shrimp and Oyster variants are more popular though. It kills me when I'm in TX or MS and here people talking about poboys when they basically have a sub sandwich.

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http://www.nohsc.com/main/flash/src/images/Signature-poboy.pdf (broken link)
Looks good! I'd probably order the "Southern Thing"

I'm a crusty bread snob too. While I only order hoagies from the places that have the best bread, I concede that similarly-shaped sandwiches on crap bread can be/are also called hoagies. It's just a matter of knowing where to get a good hoagie versus a crap hoagie. One of my favorite places is White House in Atlantic City. 18" Italian hoagie on fresh bread delivered 10 times a day, w/ chopped jalapenos, fresh jersey tomatoes and oil & vinegar. It'll make three meals.

http://media.timeoutnewyork.com/resizeImage/htdocs/export_images/664/664.x600.web.wh-subs.jpg? (broken link)
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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It's a sub.
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