Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat May 6 16:15:42 UTC 2006

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

I can't remember when they started to call it that--quite possibly
not in 1969-70--but at some point they did.   Anyone else want to
chime in with specifics?


>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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