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Is it a sicilian or is it a square?

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Is it a sicilian or is it a square?

nooyawka | Jul 25, 2009 12:13 PM

I got a question and haven't seen any discussion of it. Where I grew up in Corona, Queens, when it was still predominantly Italian, there was no question that when you walked into the pizzeria and asked for a slice, it was by default a regular (triangular) slice. If you wanted a sicilian slice, you just asked for a "sicilian". But now I see people calling slices by various names, like: "round", "square slice", "regular slice" etc. You see, to me, that just complicates things unnecessarily. Why use 2 words when you can use just 1? But I can see the geometrical simplicity of it. You got Round and you got Square. But then I would argue "square" is a misnomer. It's actually rectangular. But I can see, if I asked for a rectangular slice in Brooklyn, I'd get my butt kicked back to Corona. Clearly, this practice varies from neighborhood to neighborhood. I'm just wondering...can we find any patterns here? Would it depend on whether you were from Queens or from Brooklyn, etc.? What did your old neighborhood call it?

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