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Nov 1, 2006, 10:25 PM
 
Don't worry, it's not cheating; I'm supposed to do a little survey for the assignment. So:

What do you call a long sandwich with cold cuts, lettuce, tomato, and so on?

And where'd you grow up?

I probably only need a handful of responses, but I suppose getting lots won't hurt.

Thanks, kids.
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Nov 1, 2006, 10:40 PM
 
A submarine sandwich or "sub" for short. I lived in CT a long time ago and they were called "grinders".

I'm in Central New York.
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Nov 1, 2006, 10:44 PM
 
A sub or sub sandwich.

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Nov 1, 2006, 10:46 PM
 
Hamburger.

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Nov 1, 2006, 10:49 PM
 
Hate to sound totally naive here, but: A wink means you're lying, right? I mean, I know y'all got some different terminology Up North, but come on..

Anyway, from this post forward, wink if you're lying.
     
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Yes, you are right.

It's not called hamburger in Canada, but sloppy joe.

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Nov 1, 2006, 10:55 PM
 
Grew up in Louisiana- Po Boys.
Later moved to NH -Hoagies.
Born in CT- Subs
     
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Nov 1, 2006, 10:55 PM
 
Hero.

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Sub. Northern California (ToGo's is my favorite fast-food sub)
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Nov 1, 2006, 10:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by slugslugslug View Post
Don't worry, it's not cheating; I'm supposed to do a little survey for the assignment. So:

What do you call a long sandwich with cold cuts, lettuce, tomato, and so on?

And where'd you grow up.

I probably only need a handful of responses, but I suppose getting lots won't hurt.

Thanks, kids.
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I have heard that is one of the most regional terms in existence. In northwest Indiana, where I was born and live, we call that a sub. Sometimes it is called a submarine sandwich. There was a chain that started a restaraunt here a year or so back. It was called Bellacino's Pizza and Grinders. Nobody went there. My mom said to be "What an odd combination, pizza and grinders". I didn't disagree with her. My friend brought me there, and that is when I figured out what a grinder was, at the age of 18.
     
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Nov 1, 2006, 10:58 PM
 
A Sub.

I'm from upstate NY.

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Originally Posted by Tuoder View Post
I have heard that is one of the most regional terms in existence. In northwest Indiana, where I was born and live, we call that a sub. Sometimes it is called a submarine sandwich. There was a chain that started a restaraunt here a year or so back. It was called Bellacino's Pizza and Grinders. Nobody went there. My mom said to be "What an odd combination, pizza and grinders". I didn't disagree with her. My friend brought me there, and that is when I figured out what a grinder was, at the age of 18.
I've gotta wonder what everyone thought they meant by grinders..
     
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Nov 1, 2006, 11:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by KeriVit View Post
Grew up in Louisiana- Po Boys.
Later moved to NH -Hoagies.
Born in CT- Subs
Whoa, they say "hoagie" in NH? I didn't realize it extended that far north.

Your answer illustrates what I think is weird about the questions as they were worded in the assignment. Most people I know change the word they use depending on where they currently live, instead of sticking to what they grew up with.. I never got used to Hoagie when I lived in Berks County in high school, but now that's usually what I'll call it. Because, well, that's what I'd ask for if I was ordering one.

Your answer also reminds me: I sure miss frenchy fry po' boys. Mmmmmm.
     
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Nov 1, 2006, 11:10 PM
 
sous-marin

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Nov 1, 2006, 11:19 PM
 
My first answer was a "sub," but upon further thinking, I would call it a "grinder." I'm here in SoCal.
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Nov 1, 2006, 11:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by slugslugslug View Post
I've gotta wonder what everyone thought they meant by grinders..
I can't speak for my mom, but I was thinking of a meat grinder. I figured it was the kind used to make the sausage they use on pizza. It is still weird to hear about grinders or hoagies. I didn't know what a hoagie was for a long time. Then there is pop. i call it pop. Down south where my relatives on my dad's side live, it is called coke, no amtter what it is. i have been asked "What kinda coke you want?". All they had was Pepsi and Mountain Dew. Out west, where my mom's relatives live, it is called soda. It is weird stuff, if you ask me.
     
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Nov 2, 2006, 12:08 AM
 
Oh yeah, I meant to bring up carbonated beverages in my last post, but I forgot after my typical long-ass ramble. In my experience, people stick with their childhood word for carbonated beverage more than their word for long cold cut sandwich. I've said "soda" no matter where I've lived, which has included both coasts and New Orleans. I think I'd have to be in the midwest for a long time before switching to "pop".
     
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Nov 2, 2006, 01:08 AM
 
sub

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Nov 2, 2006, 01:28 AM
 
sub,

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Nov 2, 2006, 01:50 AM
 
I'd call it lunch
     
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Nov 2, 2006, 01:52 AM
 
A "sub".

Michigan.

But there's a place called "Mancino's" that calls it a "grinder".
     
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Smørbrød

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Nov 2, 2006, 02:57 AM
 
Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
My first answer was a "sub," but upon further thinking, I would call it a "grinder." I'm here in SoCal.
Really? I’ve never heard that term used here. I had no clue what a grinder was until I saw this thread.
     
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Nov 2, 2006, 03:17 AM
 
The only reason why I would first call it a sub because of the popularity of Subway. However, I remember when I was growing up, the proper term was a grinder in the schools' cafeterias.
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Nov 2, 2006, 03:26 AM
 
If the cold cut was bacon, then i'd call it a BLT.

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Nov 2, 2006, 03:50 AM
 
depends, I think I would first call it a hoagie, but I might slip up and call it a sub every once and awhile

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Nov 2, 2006, 04:32 AM
 
Obligatory Simpsons:

Homer:

I wanna shake off the dust of this one-horse town. I wanna explore the world. I wanna watch TV in a different time zone. I wanna visit strange, exotic malls. I'm sick of eating hoagies. I want a grinder, a sub, a foot-long hero. I want to LIVE, Marge. Won't you let me live? Won't you, please?
     
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Nov 2, 2006, 04:44 AM
 
Sub

Northern Virginia originally.

I think most everyone in the US knows what a sub is, regardless of what they call it. Probably due to Subway.
     
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Nov 2, 2006, 06:25 AM
 
A sub [sandwich] - Hawaii/Northern California.

While at college in NYC, I noticed it's called a hero in the delis.
     
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Salad Roll

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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
A "sub".

Michigan.

But there's a place called "Mancino's" that calls it a "grinder".
I go to the Mancino's in Port Huron when I visit. I've always thought there was a difference between a sub and the "grinders" they serve there. The grinder is almost like a pizza between two pieces of bread wouldn't you say?
     
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Nov 2, 2006, 12:31 PM
 
I refer to a single-serving long sandwich either as a sub or a hero.

A larger sandwich which is intended to be cut up for parties is definitely a hero. (Like, of the six-foot variety).

I grew up in NYC but currently live near Rochester.

As a matter of fact, up here people exclusively refer to them as "subs" (there are several locally-owned sub chains with a long tradition here that are much better than Subway), and I don't think I've ever seen a six-foot hero at a party up here, where they're at almost every party downstate. Whereas downstate, most people would refer to a single-serving long sandwich as a "hero" as well.

Then again, people around here drink pop with their subs, while people in NYC drink soda with their heros (or gyros!). go figure.
     
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Nov 2, 2006, 12:38 PM
 
Depends. Normally in S. California it's called a sub, but if it's from Subway ™ it's called a lettuce sandwich.
     
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Depends. Normally in S. California it's called a sub, but if it's from Subway ™ it's called a lettuce sandwich.

So true.

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Hoagie

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Originally Posted by slugslugslug View Post
And where'd you grow up.
Don't let your teacher see that!
     
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Originally Posted by wallinbl View Post
Originally Posted by slugslugslug
And where'd you grow up.
Don't let your teacher see that!
She's a linguist, so she'd likely recognize that such a construction is grammatical in almost every dialect of English, probably including Standard American and Standard British. (Oisín, tooki, am I right?)

And almost no linguist is gonna get all prescriptivist on someone regarding their grammar in an internet forum, unless it genuinely inhibits the comprehensibility of what they say..
     
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Oy. After typing that message, I realize you're probably also talking about the missing question mark, which is pretty awful. I'll go fix it, and thank you.
     
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Nov 2, 2006, 06:19 PM
 
I've always called them subs, and I'm from Southeastern Massachusetts. However, grinder isn't unheard of around here, and, in some parts of Boston, they're called Spukies

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Originally Posted by slugslugslug View Post
Oy. After typing that message, I realize you're probably also talking about the missing question mark, which is pretty awful. I'll go fix it, and thank you.
I was only giving you grief due to the fact that it was for homework.
     
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Sub, or submarine sandwich due to the shape of the roll used in making it.

I grew up not far from Railroader (and a bunch of other MacNN'ers as it turns out), in Southeastern Michigan.

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sub sandwich (I know it's short for submarine, but I would never actually call it that.)
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Nov 2, 2006, 11:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dork. View Post
I refer to a single-serving long sandwich either as a sub or a hero.

A larger sandwich which is intended to be cut up for parties is definitely a hero. (Like, of the six-foot variety).

I grew up in NYC but currently live near Rochester.

As a matter of fact, up here people exclusively refer to them as "subs" (there are several locally-owned sub chains with a long tradition here that are much better than Subway), and I don't think I've ever seen a six-foot hero at a party up here, where they're at almost every party downstate. Whereas downstate, most people would refer to a single-serving long sandwich as a "hero" as well.

Then again, people around here drink pop with their subs, while people in NYC drink soda with their heros (or gyros!). go figure.
Dork, any idea where the line is drawn between here (Syracuse) and Rochester? You call it "pop" and we call it "soda". We're only a little over an hour apart. Somewhere between us is a line splitting the two (with some "gray" area around it I'm sure).
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I'm in Canada, born and raised.

We call it a submarine, or sub. I've never in my life ever heard it called a grinder. Also, a hoagie is a kind of a sub IMO.
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In Pennsylvania it was called either sub or hoagie.
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Originally Posted by slugslugslug View Post
What do you call a long sandwich with cold cuts, lettuce, tomato, and so on?

And where'd you grow up?
If this sandwich has italian cold cuts or ham, cheese, peppers, and preferably dressed with a bit of salad oil, salt and pepper, it is an italian.

anything else, and it is a sub.

I grew up in maine. All hail Sam's.

And oh, it's soda.
     
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Originally Posted by slugslugslug View Post
Don't worry, it's not cheating; I'm supposed to do a little survey for the assignment. So:

What do you call a long sandwich with cold cuts, lettuce, tomato, and so on?

And where'd you grow up?

I probably only need a handful of responses, but I suppose getting lots won't hurt.

Thanks, kids.
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