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2005/08/19 16:47:58 (permalink)

Sangwich

Not for nothing, but I remember my Italian grandmother used to pronounce "sandwich" as "sangwich." (tho she made delicious ones, even prosaic tuna fish...) Does anyone else have "variations" on the word?
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    tiki
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    RE: Sangwich 2005/08/19 18:02:17 (permalink)
    My family was also Italian and it was "sangweech" around that house
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    RE: Sangwich 2005/08/19 18:21:02 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by NYNM

    Not for nothing, but I remember my Italian grandmother used to pronounce "sandwich" as "sangwich." (tho she made delicious ones, even prosaic tuna fish...) Does anyone else have "variations" on the word?


    Hey...fugetaboutit (and yes that is one word)...

    Along with oil=earl, terlit=toilet, abeets=pizza and many others...my little Sicilian grandma also said sang-wich. She was born in Italy, but learned her English in and around NYC. You don't hear much of this around NY any more, but interestingly, in SE Massachusetts and RI, where there are many Portuguese, I have heard similar pronunciation. Be interesting to see if any one ever figured out the roots of such accents/pronunciation.
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    RE: Sangwich 2005/08/19 18:43:11 (permalink)
    Let's not forget the infamous 'samwich'. It was a favorite of my younger brothers.
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    RE: Sangwich 2005/08/19 22:33:45 (permalink)
    My grandma also said "bretzel" for "pretzel" (which probably belongs on the "snacks" posts...) but it was a surprise to me to be in Germany and hear the locals also say "bretzel!".
    Not for nothing (another Eye-Talian expression I think) but it I really felt good to know I'm not the only one here with the sangwich grandmother!!!
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    RE: Sangwich 2005/08/19 22:43:52 (permalink)
    My father, who is an Italian immigrant (living here in the States for well over 20 years) still pronounces it sangwich...and his "th" sounds still sound like soft "d"'s!

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    RE: Sangwich 2005/08/19 23:26:04 (permalink)
    I remember a lot of people saying sangwich in New Haven when I was growing up. Of course, that was about 150 years ago.
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    RE: Sangwich 2005/08/21 10:01:58 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by NYNM

    My grandma also said "bretzel" for "pretzel" (which probably belongs on the "snacks" posts...) but it was a surprise to me to be in Germany and hear the locals also say "bretzel!".
    Not for nothing (another Eye-Talian expression I think) but it I really felt good to know I'm not the only one here with the sangwich grandmother!!!


    Speaking of Bretzels http://www.hannahsbretzel.com/index.htm
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    RE: Sangwich 2005/08/21 11:08:52 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    I remember a lot of people saying sangwich in New Haven when I was growing up. Of course, that was about 150 years ago.


    Back in the days when Southwestern Connecticut was rural!!!

    Michael, btw, I've never been on the Merritt Parkway, I have friends who take it occasinonaly for business travel. I mentioned the fruit and vegetable stands and they looked at me like I was on drugs!
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    RE: Sangwich 2005/08/21 12:10:04 (permalink)
    don't forget the venerable sammich
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    NYNM
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    RE: Sangwich 2005/08/21 21:04:13 (permalink)



    Speaking of Bretzels http://www.hannahsbretzel.com/index.htm

    Tommy2dogs: This deserves a post over in "Snacks" section. Now these are real German "bretzels"!
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    NYNM
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    RE: Sangwich 2006/07/08 22:35:09 (permalink)
    Just a tie-in to the sandwich pronunciation guide....
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