Regionalisms, New York vs. Chicago - Re: Death by Chocolate
jemcinto at IDIRECT.CA
Mon Jan 7 19:29:45 UTC 2002
At 11:46 AM 1/7/02 EST, you wrote:
>PENNE--3 August 1981, pg. 45, col. 1, "Penne (those oversize macaroni) with
vodka and cream ($3.95) has a Hot-as Hades kick one night."
People in New York refer to "penne" and "penne rigate" ("penne", with
ridges), yet do not think of this as a regionalism.
People in Chicago refer to "mostaccioli", (spelling uncertain), yet do not
think of this as a regionalism.
They are the same thing.
In a boundary region between the two, you can sometimes see in groceries and
supermarkets packages of pasta labelled as both "penne" and "mostaccioli".
What is the history of these words, and why do some people of Italian
descent use one but not the other ?
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