Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sat May 6 14:15:24 UTC 2006

Larry, did they really call it "A-squared," or is it just you ?


Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
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Subject: Re: "Za"

At 2:21 AM -0400 5/5/06, Paul Johnston wrote:
>"Za" as an abbreviation for pizza is fine Ann Arbor-speak, vintage 1970. We
>often said things like, "Hey man, wanna cop a za?" back when Domino's was
>ours and ours alone in Ann Arbor (for better or worse). Haven't heard it
>since then, though things of this kind tend to be re-created over time.

I don't remember copping 'zas as such in Ann Arbor in 1969-70, but I
do remember the place (no doubt one of the several Greek-run
pizzerias in town) that boasted "Hawaiian pizza" with pineapple and
ham--a specialité de la région I don't seem to have missed since
leaving A-squared.


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