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Discussion in 'Food and Beverage' started by dontpanicbobby, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    In my part of Boston Massachusetts we call them Subs; short for Submarine Sandwiches. There was one particular shop in Roxbury MA called Spinalle's where they were called Spukies for some reason. What do you call those sandwiches in your part of the world?


  2. msndrstood

    msndrstood Newbie

    Mason Dixon Line area... Subs.
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  3. pbf98

    pbf98 Android Expert

    up here in MN they are know as subs, and they can be even longer haha I think there is a 76'' party sub
  4. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    I don't think ive heard it referred to anything else.
  5. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    So Massachusetts, Minnesota, Maryland, and Pennsylvania lean towards subs... Interesting. :hmmmm:
  6. AntimonyER


    Georgia, subs.
  7. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire

    A sub or a hero.
  8. huh

    huh Android Expert

    MI, Subs..
    but have also heard them referred to as Hoagies or Grinder's as well.
  9. pbf98

    pbf98 Android Expert

    Ahh I have also heard them called hoagies and heros, not as common though which made me forget haha
  10. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert

    Usually Subs, occasionally Hoagies, in the UK, too

    Well, 'baguette' in certain circles - the kind the wouldn't be caught dead in Subway - where they would therefore also have to measure them in centimetres ;)
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  11. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire

    Here in NY, subs have a connotation that you are going to Subway for a sandwich. However, you would say hero for any other type of eatery.
  12. SammanthaX345

    SammanthaX345 Well-Known Member

    In Western NY we call them subs, but Downstate we call them heros or hogies.
  13. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Sammy or sammie. :)
    I grew up in Mass but only said sub, never hoagie.
  14. Montoya

    Montoya Newbie

    Subs. New Mexico.
  15. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    [RANT] I blame this on Subway and Jared. Whatever happened to those colorful regional names for Submarine sandwiches? Nobody says Torpedo anymore, Spukies went out with the closure of that sandwich shop I mentioned in the OP. I think the whole world is becoming homogenized by mass marketing. Subway has 39,247 store in 102 countries. Subway even has a Facebook page for goodness sake. [/RANT]
  16. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

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  17. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    That was funny! What do you think dreadnatty08; should I start a new thread or redirect this one to names for types of pizzas? When I was visiting a friend in Virginia he suggested we get a Garbage Pizza. That threw me for a loop until he explained it was a pizza with literally everything the store had to offer on it.
  18. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

  19. cjr72

    cjr72 Android Enthusiast

    Where I grew up in the Philly area it's a hoagie. A toasted hoagie is a grinder. Another variation that was local to my corner of the Philly 'burbs is the zep. Where I live now in Texas you can get po' boys.
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  20. Italo

    Italo Android Enthusiast

    I live in Georgia as well and have always called them subs/sub sandwich.
  21. general eclect

    general eclect Android Expert

    In Sydney they were always bread rolls/long rolls until Subway came to town. Nonetheless if you go into a sandwich shop you'll be asking for a roll or long roll (we have round rolls too, that aren't sweetened like hamburger buns are).
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  22. acesn8s

    acesn8s Newbie

    When I lived near Rochester, NY and on Long Island they were called a Hero. In North West PA and in Eastern, PA they are called hoagies. And like cjr72 said, toasted versions are called Grinders.
  23. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.

    Everywhere I've been they are called subs, or party subs for the very long ones.

    Hoagies I've heard once or twice.
  24. Revenant Ghost

    Revenant Ghost Android Expert

    In Tennessee, we call them subs.
  25. mikedt

    mikedt 你好


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