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View Poll Results: So which fits best as a local. your accepting us of "Philly"
Fine with it if not used as derogatory and see it as not demeaning. 8 21.05%
I never use it. But does not offend me in the least. 3 7.89%
Though overused.... i've come to just accept it. 3 7.89%
i abhor its use and do see it as demeaning. 1 2.63%
I use it myself. I find it a great nick affecianately used by far 17 44.74%
It just gets overused and never should be formally used or replace our Respected Official FULL Name -- as PHILADELPHIA 6 15.79%
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Old 09-18-2019, 07:31 PM
 
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Chicago pizza is terrible in Chicago, too. Deep dish is like 5 lbs of half-cooked goo with the sauce on top of the cheese. Thin crust in Chicago is like cardboard with spaghetti sauce cut into squares. If anyone here ever visits Chicago, skip the pizza. There is a lot of great food in Chicago, but what they call "pizza" definitely is not.
To each their own. A well made deep dish is a masterpiece, IMO. Pizzeria Uno, Gino's East and Giordano's all do it right. Pizzeria Uno is the original, it's tiny, and takes forever to get your order.

I've never seen deep dish cut into squares, and you won't get cardboard crust on a deep dish at any of the good spots. My wife is from NYC, claimed she couldn't stand Chicago style pizza (go figure) until I introduced her to Pizzeria Uno. And no, the chain is nothing like the original. No comparison.

I wouldn't bother with thin crust in Chicago. There are some decent ones out there but deep dish rules.
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Old 09-19-2019, 12:41 AM
 
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I do think it’s actually a bit overused. Yeah, it sounds pretty informal, but it doesn’t offend me, as plenty within the city/metro area use the nickname. And as a previous poster stated, I also cringe when I see outsiders write “Philli” (it just looks so wrong). But, it is what it is. In America we don’t seem to like fully pronouncing names of locations that are long, everything needs to be shortened or abbreviated- even outside of Philadelphia many (including myself at times) simply refer to Pennsylvania as “PA”. Another example is how many refer to California as “Cali”.
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:29 AM
 
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To each their own. A well made deep dish is a masterpiece, IMO. Pizzeria Uno, Gino's East and Giordano's all do it right. Pizzeria Uno is the original, it's tiny, and takes forever to get your order.

I've never seen deep dish cut into squares, and you won't get cardboard crust on a deep dish at any of the good spots. My wife is from NYC, claimed she couldn't stand Chicago style pizza (go figure) until I introduced her to Pizzeria Uno. And no, the chain is nothing like the original. No comparison.

I wouldn't bother with thin crust in Chicago. There are some decent ones out there but deep dish rules.
Yeah, it's the thin crust that was always cut in squares. I mean, wtf? How do you look at something that is a circle and think "we should probably cut this into squares"? I definitely disagree on deep dish. Not only is it not good, it's not even pizza, more like pizza casserole (or pizza fruitcake).
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:37 AM
 
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^^^ I thought Detroit-style was quite good as well. Is it called pan or deep dish? not sure but like you mentioned, being thoroughly cooked and crispy/caramelized is key to those thicker pizza styles.
Square Pie in Bella Vista does the Detroit-style pizza, and it's legit my favorite pizza in the city.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:50 AM
 
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This is the first time I've ever heard anyone suggest that "Philly" as a name is derogatory or disrespectful.
It's always seemed to me like another delightful quirk that everyone embraced, especially post Super Bowl ("Philly Special", etc.).
Exactly. This is just nonsense.
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:04 AM
 
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Square Pie in Bella Vista does the Detroit-style pizza, and it's legit my favorite pizza in the city.
Thanks! I will have to check it out!
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Old 09-19-2019, 06:34 PM
 
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No. I have more important issue in life than that. Wouldn't give that one nanosecond of thought.
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:16 PM
 
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Pointless thread.
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No. I have more important issue in life than that. Wouldn't give that one nanosecond of thought.
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This is the first time I've ever heard anyone suggest that "Philly" as a name is derogatory or disrespectful.
It's always seemed to me like another delightful quirk that everyone embraced, especially post Super Bowl ("Philly Special", etc.).
Well, I too never thought of using "Philly" was derogatory or lessens Philadelphia. But a regular poster replied to me it was.

The following was the comment I got. Then I did this thread.
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I don't care how many links there are. And I said, IMO, the nickname "Philly" diminishes Philadelphia.

So, Dave, I'm not kidding about not really liking Philadelphia being called "Philly". There's another poster, cpomp, who feels the same way..

My opinions are usually in the minority of opinions.
But seems in the minority as admitted too.

I will probably use it much less now anyway. Especially in other forums.
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Old 09-20-2019, 05:38 AM
 
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To quote the song "Some Enchanted Evening" by the great songwriter/lyricist team Oscar Hammerstein and Richard Rodgers:

"Who can explain it, who can tell you why?
Fools give you reasons, wise men never try."
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Old 09-20-2019, 06:54 AM
 
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if you don't like a thread or think it's silly, JUST DON'T POST.
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