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Ice cream sandwich: not a sandwich

There seems to be a rising sentiment to define the limits of sandwichdom before delving deep into sandwichcentric debate. Fair enough.

Here's a start: ice cream sandwiches are not sandwiches. They are sandwich-like, in that they are ice cream sandwiched between two cookies, but that doesn't make them a sandwich.

I've struggled in the past to decide what the boundaries are. Once, I called snack crackers a sandwich and for that, I apologize — I was wrong.

But I think I've stumbled on the truth today. The truth-test is simple. If you declare "I'm going to eat a sandwich," might your audience potentially expect you to be referring to the sandwich in question? If so, it's a sandwich. If not, it's not.


You're doing it wrong
Guy about to eat some ice cream: I'm about to eat a sandwich!
Random bro: Cool.
GATESIC: (Pulls out an ice cream sandwich and takes a bite.)
RB: Wtf.

You're on the level, bro
Guy about to eat a chicken sandwich: I'm about to eat a sandwich!
Random bro: Cool.
GATEACS: (Pulls out a chicken sandwich and takes a bite.)
RB: Niiiiice.

See? If you're about to eat something you're not sure is a sandwich, play the test out in your head to find out whether what you're about to eat is, in fact, a sandwich. It works for wraps, burgers, hot dogs, open-faced sandwiches ... anything, really.


Justin James said…
Thank god this is settled!!! Now I can walk down the street Turkey Leg in hand and enjoy the calmness in the world once again! Great dialogs backing your claim. All I can do is agree with you - ye ol' sandwich aficionado!
Justin James said…
I think you might chose another photo for your post - possibly a fellow pondering sandwiches with a lens flare jutting across the background would do just nicely.
Alex Headrick said…
Woah, woah. Let's leave turkey legs out of this. And let's not be hating on MS clip art.
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Anonymous said…
It all seems so clear now.

Thank you

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