Originally Posted by sugarbutch
Because I have integrity, I will acknowledge that I would prefer an egg pie to an egg cake.
However, you cannot claim pizza as part of the genus Pie.
Noun 1. pizza pie - Italian open pie made of thin bread dough spread with a spiced mixture of e.g. tomato sauce and cheese
In Byzantine Greek, the word was spelled πίτα, pita, or πίττα, pitta, meaning pie.
Pizza is a pie. A savory pie, perhaps, but a pie nontheless.