Date: Fri, 13 Sep 1996 21:49:04 -0400

From: "Alfred F. Rosa" arosa[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MOOSE.UVM.EDU

Subject: Re: apizza

I am getting on to this apizza thread late but here's what I remember

from growing up in Naugatuck, CT.

Growing up in a "Little Italy" in Naugatuck, CT, (5 miles south of

Waterbury and 18 miles north of New Haven) apizza what was we called it

and that's what the signage read on pizzerias. It was only after I left

to go to college (UConn, Storrs)that I encountered pizza. It has always

been my assumption that apizza was a shortened form of La pizza which I

also heard and saw. I'm not sure of the La Pizza usage, though, in Italy

where I lived for a year. I'll ask my friend who owns a pizzeria and is

originally from Bari, Italy, if La Pizza is used there. I also remember

the term as used in New Haven in the 50's and afterward. A-Beets was

the pronunciation.


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