Thursday, November 3, 2011


Sandwich \SAND-wich\ or \SAN-wich\ , noun;
1. Two or more slices of bread or the like with a layer of meat, fish, cheese, etc. between each pair
2. Something resembling or suggesting a sandwich, as something in horizontal layers
1. To put into a sandwich
2. To insert between two other things

Apparently, today is National Sandwich Day. So, in honor of this glorious holiday let me give you the etymology of sandwich (you know the story, it dates to 1762 and is attributed to the Fourth Earl of Sandwich who couldn't be bothered to pause his card game for a snack) AND the supposed history of a few of our favorite varieties:

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