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Old 09-04-2019, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by PatrickLondon View Post
At the risk of sounding like Maggie Smith, what is a sub? I rather suspect it's not something many Italians would be familiar with.
A "sub," from submarine sandwich from its elongated shape, is a generic term for a sandwich made on a long roll and the origin of the name of the "Subway" sandwich shops. I'm surprised you haven't heard of them, since Subway has stores in the UK. There are many regional variations on the name: hero (since it takes a hero to eat one) in New York, grinder in Boston, hoagie in Philadelphia, po'boy (poor boy) in New Orleans.