"as an example of Italian food" Edit
Um, no it's not. Does every statment have to be taken so literally on memory alpha? Yes, Kirk said they were having Italian, that doesn't mean pizza has to be "Italian food" in the Star Trek universe just that they were eating at an Italian Resturant. Should memeory alpha have an article on french toast explaining its roots as "French Food"?--22.214.171.124 23:27, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
- I'm not sure what you mean. They said they were eating Italian, they got pizza. What are you questioning? -- Captain MKB 00:38, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
I'll condense, why is pizza being described as Italian in origin? It isn't really, not any more than "chinese food" is from China, or french toast is French. If you're interested, the article, History of pizza is quite an interesting read--126.96.36.199 00:42, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
- I'm sure it is, and the article itself notes that Pizza is popular as an american food moreso than an Italian one, but in the context of MA, the movie ST4 did have them state that they were 'eating Italian' -- and they got Pizza. The statement about 'originating as italian but popularized in America' is covering us for the fact that in 1986 when the movie was made many Americans thought pizza was a prime example of Italian food, despite the intricacies you point out. so yes, we do take it literally, thanks for the pointer. -- Captain MKB 00:46, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
- 'but ultimately made popular in the United States of America'? Are some Americans so insular and arrogant as to suggest that they were singularly responsible for bringing the popularity of pizza to the rest of the World? Even big brother Wiki does not make this claim (if read carefully). If this is not the intended context, then the expression should be rephrased, since many non-USA countries have also enjoyed this Italian repast for many decades - long before Pizza Hut came to their shores. – The preceding unsigned comment was added by 188.8.131.52 (talk).
- It doesn't say "made popular BY the U.S.A." Shall we list all the places IN which it's popular? As far as that goes, do people in any other place eat pizza on average as much as or more than 10 kilos of it per year? --TribbleFurSuit 05:43, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
- The article makes no mention of that as for as i can see. I must be too insular and arrogant. --Vince47