Panini

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Panini

Post by Bobinwales » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:30 pm

I am involved in a running debate in another place and would be delighted to hear your thoughts.

The Italian word 'panini' means, to an Italian, more than one panino, but to a Brit it means one panino.

I maintain that 'panini' has been absorbed into English to mean one of THESE, but panino does not exist in English.
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Re: Panini

Post by tony h » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:34 pm

I agree.
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With the right context almost anything can sound appropriate.

Re: Panini

Post by Wizard of Oz » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:23 am

Agree Bob. I have never seen the word panino on an Australian menu and that includes at an Italian restaurant.

WoZ who loves them
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Post by BonnieL » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:24 am

No panino here - just panini. But I haven't seen one in the wild for ages. I don't know if it's because I don't go to the right restaurants, or if they aren't as popular as they used to be.
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