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The Final and Definitive Sandwich Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by thecrazyscot, Apr 7, 2020.

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Are any of these sandwiches?

  1. Sub

    85.4%
  2. Burger

    61.0%
  3. Hotdog

    31.7%
  4. Taco

    14.6%
  5. Quesadilla

    19.5%
  6. Burrito

    12.2%
  7. Open-faced "sandwich"

    51.2%
  8. Oreo

    22.0%
  9. Icecream "sandwich"

    43.9%
  10. Pita

    24.4%
  11. Gyro

    24.4%
  12. A "half-sandwich" with a single piece of folded bread

    82.9%
  13. Calzone

    17.1%
  14. KFC Double Down (fried chicken replaces the bread)

    9.8%
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  1. IglooDude

    IglooDude Enforcing Rule 34 Retired Moderator Supporter

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    My wife asked if I wanted a sandwich for lunch, and I said I was hungry and would like two sandwiches, and a few minutes later she brought me a sandwich and a knife and told me to make the second one myself.

    See how that doesn't work?
     
  2. cardgame

    cardgame Obsessively Opposed to the Typical

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    A meat patty is a meat patty, a burger includes buns
     
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  3. yung.carl.jung

    yung.carl.jung Hey Bird! I'm Morose & Lugubrious

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    i'm enjoying the hell out of this, exactl my kind of autism semantics!

    a burger is a dish, consisiting of a bun, a patty and other topings. not just a meat patty. a burger used to be a meat patty like 200 years ago, when it originated as "hamburg steak" and was the nslowly bastardized into what we call a hamburger today.

    we don't get to dictate language, and the majority of burger eaters has clearly decided that the whole dish is th burger, and only the rotund center is the patty

    not every nation needs to douse their food in gravy to make it edible. most open-faced sandwiches can be eaten with one hand easily and therefore fall into the earl's definition of what a sandwich is. not that I have problems with smothering things in sauce :D
     
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  4. cardgame

    cardgame Obsessively Opposed to the Typical

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    An open faced sandwich is just bread with stuff on it

    a sandwich encloses the stuff with bread

    I voted yes for ice cream sandwich and no to open-face
     
  5. Farm Boy

    Farm Boy You gave me my own tail?

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    If it's open faced, it hasn't been sandwiched. A ploughmans' lunch, hunks of cheese and bread, does not become a sandwich if you balance cheddar on rye. You'd have to specify it as sandwich in the language to trigger the grey area.
     
  6. Estebonrober

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    quesadilla is clearly a sandwich with two tortillas as the bread.
     
  7. civvver

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    I love me some pop tarts but I don't understand how anyone can eat them un-toasted. In that case they do indeed taste like cardboard with some gelatinous filling. But the toasting of a pop tart utterly transforms it. I think the crust is purposely undercooked so when toasted it crisps up to perfection and resembles a butter cookie in texture. And then the gelatinous filling becomes a warm, sugary sensation vs some jelly someone left on your counter. It's remarkable how different the product tastes when properly toasted.

    Also many flavors are disgusting. But cherry and smores poptarts are amazing.

    My argument for burgers being sandwiches- all the fast food restaurants on their menus list the combo price and then underneath a separate price for sandwich only. Though not all menus explicitly write sandwich only, if you order and the order taker is unsure they will say do you want the combo or just the sandwich?
     
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  8. GoodSarmatian

    GoodSarmatian Jokerfied Western Male

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    If it doesn't have butter (or margarine if you're an oddball) it's not a sandwich.
    There, I settled it !
     
  9. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    To my knowledge, we deep fry the burger before we put in the bun. But knowing this country, I wouldn't rule it out.

    All burgers are meat patties, but not all meat patties are burgers.
     
  10. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Quad B

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    I can get behind this. Vote added.
     
  11. Gori the Grey

    Gori the Grey The Poster

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    Violates the picking up by one hand rule. Too floppy.
     
  12. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Quad B

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    What? Floppiness doesn't matter when the filling is bonded in place with melted cheese! I've never used two hands to eat a quesadilla in my entire life, and I've eaten hundreds of quesadillas, maybe thousands.
     
  13. civvver

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    Yesterday for lunch I had two slices of toasted white bread with mayo, and leftover (reheated to be warm) meatloaf in between. I did not apply ketchup directly to the item but dipped it in as I ate it.

    Today for lunch I had inside a rolled flour tortilla, two slices of deli ham, two slices of deli turkey, plus muenster cheese, mayo and spring mix greens (some fancy lettuce, not sure the kinds, the package just says spring mix).

    Now my question to you is, did I consume a sandwich on both days, neither days, or one day (please specify)?
     
  14. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Quad B

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    The first was a sandwich, the second was not. I am happy to count the tortilla as a version of bread, but there is a structural issue. "On bread" is not the same as "fully enclosed by bread."

    Burritos and other items where there is a full enclosure of the filling are not sandwiches, and yes that eliminates PopTarts, jelly donuts, calzones, raviolis, fried chicken, all sorts of wraps, and a host of other bread wrapped items.
     
  15. Gori the Grey

    Gori the Grey The Poster

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    Do you cut it into eighths and eat one of the eighths at a time? Or do you hold the whole thing in one hand (without folding it into a taco shape, mind you) and eat it?
     
  16. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Quad B

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    The proper cut for a quesadilla is six pieces. On this issue I will brook no argument.
     
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  17. Zardnaar

    Zardnaar Deity

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    That's how I've had it. There's a Texas/Louisiana expat couple here doing them. So good, Mexican options severely limited here.

    Plenty of gyros/kebab though.

    Is this what you're talking about?

    IMG_20180503_130532.jpg
     
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  18. civvver

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    At home I usually make them with one tortilla folder over and then cut three times. So same size pieces. It depends on how large the tortillas are whether I do the fold or two separate ones.
     
  19. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Quad B

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    Yes, the single tortilla three cut is definitely acceptable for a smaller portion.
    That was an eight cut with two pieces eaten, and demonstrates the superiority of the six cut. Too many cuts make a butchered mess of the center and the points on the wedges too narrow to hold together when picked up.
     
  20. Zardnaar

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    What's the filling? I tried to duplicate it they were tasty.
     

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