Word of the Week: Sandwich

Sandwich is a noun and defined as two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between or one slice of bread covered with food. First used in 1762, the sandwich gets its name from John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. Montagu was known to be quite the gambler, and during his intense games, he would request that his servants bring him meat placed between two slices of bread so that he did not have to get up to eat. 

Today, the sandwich is one of the most popular lunch meals. There has even been court proceedings that defined what it means to be a sandwich; currently, burritos, tacos, and quesadillas are not considered sandwiches because they use tortillas instead of bread. However, this still leaves the common question “Is a hotdog a sandwich?” Let me know what you think in the comments!

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“Sandwich.” Merriam-Webster.com

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