New Haven's Apizza, Grinder & Hamburger

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 11 03:39:27 UTC 2001

At 11:18 AM -0500 1/11/01, Pearsons, Enid wrote:
>"Apizza" (or some spelling variation of that, but certainly with the initial
>"a") hit Bridgeport with a bang around 1948, as I dimly recall.  I do
>remember the pronunciation, though: ah-BEETS.

ah-BEETS indeed; obviously a case of colonialization from up here.
(Technically, that would have required a voiceless unaspirated [p],
but in practice it always seems to be just plain [b].)


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