Italian-Americanisms? or regionalisms?

Steve Boatti Ittaob at AOL.COM
Sun Jul 14 21:44:33 UTC 2002

<< In a message dated 7/13/02 2:26:09 PM, laurence.horn at YALE.EDU writes:

<< Yes, in response to Enid's and Frank's posts, I realize that "greater
New Haven" with respect to the "apizza" a-BEETS designation extends
west to Bridgeport (in exchange for lending us their "Frisbie" pie
plates) and north to Meriden.  I was wondering more about the areas
outside the Wooster Street sphere of influence.  (One of these days
I'll locate my student's senior essay in which he tracks the New
Haven Italian dialect to its source in two small villages in
Campania.) >> >>

A Google search for "apizza" yields resaturants with this word in their name
as far afield as Naugatuck, Derby and Waterbury, CT, and Mokena, IL.

Steve Boatti

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