Regionalisms, New York vs. Chicago - Re: Death by Chocolate

A. Maberry maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Mon Jan 7 19:54:34 UTC 2002

I see both in Seattle. They appear to be the same to me. I'm not sure that
either is a regionalism in the US, but they might be in Italy.

maberry at

On Mon, 7 Jan 2002, James McIntosh wrote:

> 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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