Sando, Sarnie or Sammie: What Do You Call Your Sandwich?

published Sep 17, 2012
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The sandwich is a universally loved item, with variations on the theme found throughout the world. What’s also different are the nicknames people have for two slices of bread and a filling. Do you call your sandwich by a special name?

The sandwich was named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich who, legend has it, would order his meat tucked between two pieces of bread in order to keep his hands from getting greasy while playing cribbage. It’s important to note that the Earl did not invent the sandwich, variations of which have been around for centuries in many cultures, but he does hold the honor of having them named after him since the 1770s.

Now, here’s the next question: Is it a hoagie or a sub or a hero?

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