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Curious -- for a PB I'm writing

Is a sandwich - like the ones at Subway - called a sub  hoagie or hero where you are?
and what area  are you from?

Thanks for your input  :)
#1 - January 31, 2011, 05:50 PM

It's a sub up north (MN and WI.)
#2 - January 31, 2011, 05:53 PM

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When I was growing up in CT it was called a grinder (and the ones there were the BEST, especially at Bell's, now gone, and Frankie's, still there!)

Out here in Oregon (in Eugene anyway), they're mostly called subs/submarine sandwiches.
#3 - January 31, 2011, 05:55 PM

Growing up in NYC - it was a hero or a sub.

Down in the DC area, its a sub.
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Here in the Boston suburbs, it's a sub -- where I grew up, in SW CT, it was a grinder or sub.  My DH is from Long Island is vehement about it being called a "hero".

He says hoagie is a southern New Jersey thing, whatever that means.
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Sub over here in BC!

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Here it Eastern Iowa it's a sub.
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Sub in Virginia.
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hoagie in suburban Philly
#9 - January 31, 2011, 06:24 PM

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Here in Ontario, Canada we call them subs.
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In NJ, it's a sub or a hoagie. In fact, a local(ish) landmark is called "Hoagie Haven." Laurie
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Where I grew up in southeastern MA, not far from Rhode Island, we called them grinders.  In the Boston area, they're subs.

(And did you know that in RI, you can have a cabinet with your grinder...I mean, a milkshake?)
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 :lol2  Marissa, I've been here over 10 years and haven't adjusted to "pop" and "bubbler" yet!!!
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Grew up in NY (Queens), where it was a sub or hero. My husband grew up in Philadelphia, where it was a hoagie, only pronounced in that awful Phillie way that's hard to create phonetically. Here in the middle--in coastal NJ--we mostly call it a sub, but when my husband orders a hoagie, they know what he's talking about.
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You mean "tonic", Jenna?  I think "pop" is a mdwest term.  But definitely bubbler.  :yup
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Ah, the tonic.  Or, is it "tahwnick?" 
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Sub in IN and TN
#19 - January 31, 2011, 07:02 PM
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Hoagie, SW PA.
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Sub (and Pop) in western NY! :)
#21 - January 31, 2011, 07:21 PM
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Suburban Philly it's a hoagie. I'm in another country now and still say hoagie and my husband, who is Bahamian, looks at me like I'm crazy. Slightly off topic, I used to say MAC machine but no one outside of PA knew what I was referring to. It seemed to be ATM everywhere else.
#22 - January 31, 2011, 07:26 PM
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When I lived in PA, it was a Hoagie.

Here in the midwest, it's a sub.

A "Hero" is a mispelling of Gyro, the yummy Greek Lamb strips on pita with yogurt sauce!
#23 - January 31, 2011, 07:44 PM

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Laurie, I'm pretty sure I know where Hoagie Haven is ... in fact I think I've eaten there ... is it in Princeton?

I'm in South Texas .. I think they're just called subs ... other than Subway, deli style restaurants aren't all that common around here.
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I've lived in California and Colorado and I only hear "sub". And more often just sandwich. (Although I know the other two, just don't hear them used in casual conversation.)
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My experience has been the same as Jen's. People say sub, but more often we just say sandwich. As in, I would pick up "sandwiches" from Togo's, rather than "subs."

ETA: I'm in Northern California. :)
#26 - January 31, 2011, 08:28 PM
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Hey you forgot grinders! Who uses that term? New Englanders?
#27 - January 31, 2011, 08:36 PM
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Here in Southern Ca we call them sub sandwiches.
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Here in Northern California it's called a sub.

But when I lived in Southeast Texas, they called them po'boys.
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Here in the Boston suburbs, it's a sub -- where I grew up, in SW CT, it was a grinder or sub.  My DH is from Long Island is vehement about it being called a "hero".

He says hoagie is a southern New Jersey thing, whatever that means.


Agreed, they are subs in Boston.

For those interested, in Tokyo, quite literally the only place you can get these is Subway, and they are just called "sandwich" there.
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