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to state there is a right and wrong way to cut a sandwich?

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ChaosTrulyReigns Fri 26-Apr-13 19:21:39

Pole to ploe is incorrect.

Around the equator is the One True Way.

Any deviation from this means you are a Sarnie Deviant.


Oh, triangles are acceptable. Mmmkay?


Lottiegal Sat 04-May-13 20:14:29

Mrsrobbieduvall, my mum also claims rectangles were 'common'!!

ChaosTrulyReigns Sun 28-Apr-13 21:25:58

Ok, I retract, it is her.

Pizazz an all.


OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 27-Apr-13 22:11:17


I am hurt that Olivia did not acknowledge my wave and inquiry. I shall go sulk forthwith.


blushWent to bed, innit. [mnhq in sleeping shocker]
FAB hols though thanks for asking.

tinkertitonk Sat 27-Apr-13 13:42:07

You are all wrong.

Cucumber: white bread, triangles, crusts off.

Jam: white bread, squares, crusts on.

Smoked salmon: brown bread, triangles, crusts on.

Anything else: only permissible at a very vulgar picnic.

daveydavidson Sat 27-Apr-13 12:56:53

WTF just asked DP how he cuts his sandwiches in the morning (he gets up before me) his reply..

I don't cut them.
Him: hmm
Me: shock

He has a v.good job in a posh office and he's going in, stuffing half a loaf in his mouth. Rethinking the office xmas party now. Actually i may go with dainty trainagle sandwiches so they don't think i'm a sarnie barbarian.

EmpressOfThe7OceansLovesMN Sat 27-Apr-13 12:54:01

Olivia's a fake??????
<sounds klaxon>

Tee2072 Sat 27-Apr-13 12:30:00

SIOB we've been infiltrated?!?!?!?!

::runs and hides::

ChaosTrulyReigns Sat 27-Apr-13 11:30:34

It does blahdy matter Casper. SIOB.


Tee, don't sulk, chicken, I don't think it's actuallu the real one. Not as much pizazz. wink

CasperGutman Sat 27-Apr-13 08:04:13

If you're going to cut sandwiches into rectangles, it doesn't matter if you do it top-to-bottom or across-the-middle. What matters is that you cut it in the direction it's narrowest. For example, this tall, narrow bread needs to be cut across the middle, and this short, wide bread needs to be cut from top to bottom. Otherwise you'll get silly long thin sandwiches.

Vizzage Sat 27-Apr-13 07:38:33

Actually, Fakebook is correct; it's triangles for sweet, rectangles (equator not pole-to-pole obviously) for savoury.

Tee2072 Sat 27-Apr-13 07:29:50

I am hurt that Olivia did not acknowledge my wave and inquiry. I shall go sulk forthwith.


zipzap Sat 27-Apr-13 06:29:07

The question here is not square or triangle but dinosaur, dolphin or spaceship.

I bought cutter for ds1 when he was little in an attempt to get him to eat as he was rubbish at eating sarnies. They worked, but slowly dropped out of favour by the time he ws 4. Then dusted them off for ds2 who loved them because they made him smile and because he liked eating the crusts too with the funny hole in. Since then, ds1 now demands dinosaurs again but he is still fussy so won't touch the crusts.

And ds2 is often to be found in the drawer digging out cookie cutters of other shapes that he has decided he wants on the spur of the moment - which can be a pain as they don't tesselate properly within the size of the bread which the dedicated sandwich cutters do. You get all sorts of odd bits which although ds2 will usually eat, they are not as pleasing to do somehow!

However if ds2 has sarnies for his packed lunch he likes them square whereas ds1 refuses to eat sarnies and insists on a roll...

seeker Sat 27-Apr-13 00:10:03

I cut ds's toast into triangles, turn them so the the points touch and say "here are your pretty butterflies" he takes the plate and says "No, star fighters!"

We have been doing this for 9 years now- he is 12. It amuses us every time. Dd is threatening to get a machine gun.

Startail Sat 27-Apr-13 00:08:41

I don't care as long as you cut the toast in half, DH I'm looking at you.

EmpressOfThe7OceansLovesMN Sat 27-Apr-13 00:05:30

Yes, and I fold them but the edges don't normally line up as they normally would on a sandwich. And they tend to be vaguely ovalish.

Do you flip your sarnies, Chaos?

ChaosTrulyReigns Sat 27-Apr-13 00:02:56

Don't you flip your omlettes Empress?

ChaosTrulyReigns Sat 27-Apr-13 00:02:28

You plastic tweedle owner.


ChaosTrulyReigns Sat 27-Apr-13 00:02:01

Iknow da roolz you plastic tweedle.


I fecked up with this "It;s true though huh? Less crusts."

I'd been in the singular befroe then.

2rebecca Sat 27-Apr-13 00:00:55

I do rectangles as I find bits are less likely to fall out, triangles are unstable if you have a salady type filling. It tastes the same whatever so i go for least mess and quickest to make.

EmpressOfThe7OceansLovesMN Fri 26-Apr-13 23:58:27

Yes but they still only have one crust each, so fewer wouldn't make sense - you can't count how much each one's got.

My omelettes aren't usually symmetrical enough to have equators.


SoMuchToBits Fri 26-Apr-13 23:57:20

Less crust (singular and an amount), fewer crusts (plural and countable)...

ChaosTrulyReigns Fri 26-Apr-13 23:55:34

But you would say that loaf has less crust than that loaf.

Wouldn;t ya?


SoMuchToBits Fri 26-Apr-13 23:48:26

It's fewer (for something you can count, like crusts). It would be less for something non-countable (like sugar, milk, tea).

ChaosTrulyReigns Fri 26-Apr-13 23:44:46


EmpressOfThe7OceansLovesMN Fri 26-Apr-13 23:43:49

It is fewer but I'm still more concerned about the around business.

Do you flip them halfway through like pancakes?

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