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# Sandwiches, how many do you have?

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Eveysdad · 30/09/2015 22:43

I remember having a discussion about this a few years ago at work, so let's ask:

I have 2 slices of bread, I butter both of them, put cheese, ham and pickle on one and put the other on top, I then cut it directly in half.

How many sandwiches do I have? 1 or 2

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DragonsCanHop · 30/09/2015 22:46

1 sandwich cut in half.

Our meeting sandwiches are cut into triangles and I always feel greedy if I take more than two triangles so I gourge on crisps instead

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MrsLeighHalfpenny · 30/09/2015 22:50

I'd say that was 2 sandwiches. And if you cut each in half, you'd have 4 smaller sandwiches. And so on.

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Bimblepops · 30/09/2015 22:55

One. As far as I'm concerned one sandwich = 2 slices of bread & filling. Anything less is part-sandwich.

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Gruach · 30/09/2015 22:55

You have a "round" of sandwiches. (Even if you cut your two slices into four little sandwiches.)

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DonkeyOaty · 30/09/2015 22:57

Ye would have a piece

Hth

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Kampeki · 30/09/2015 22:58

Two sandwiches or one round of sandwiches.

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SwedishEdith · 30/09/2015 23:01

Each individual part = a sandwich. I wouldn't send someone to the buffet and say, "Get me half a round, or 2 part-sandwiches, please". I'd ask them to get me 2 sandwiches at least

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TurnOffTheTv · 30/09/2015 23:01

One sandwich, cut in half. You wouldn't ask someone to make you two sandwiches, because surely they would use 4 slices of bread plus filling?

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JobobeanHo · 30/09/2015 23:04

You have one sandwich cut in half. A buffet situation is different.

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80sMum · 30/09/2015 23:07

One.

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Trills · 30/09/2015 23:09

Does it depend on what language you speak?

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PurpleDaisies · 30/09/2015 23:09

This has been a long running source of argument in the Daisies household. I (correctly) say that makes one sandwich which has been cut in half while my husband due to a defect in his upbringing thinks that you magically have two sandwiches when you cut it. He is clearly wrong.

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treaclesoda · 30/09/2015 23:12

I would call that 'a' sandwich. But I'm not sure if I'd call it 'one' sandwich, and I definitely wouldn't call it two sandwiches.

Does that make sense to anyone else?

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Heathcliff27 · 30/09/2015 23:13

You'd have a piece here too and if you put it in a tupperware box to take to work it would be in a piece box

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steppemum · 30/09/2015 23:15

a round of sandwiches.
2 sandwiches

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SenecaFalls · 30/09/2015 23:16

Ye would have a piece

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senua · 30/09/2015 23:18

Wiki says a sandwich is "A dish or foodstuff where two or more slices of bread serve as the wrapper or container of some other food."

No mention of fractions of a slice. So two whole slices = one sandwich, and two whole slices cut up still = one sandwich.

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Hero1callylost · 30/09/2015 23:18

Ongoing argument in my house too. We have to talk in number of slices now to avoid confusion!

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Allalonenow · 30/09/2015 23:19

You would have "a round" even if you had cut it into two or four.

And if you put it in a box, it would be in a "snap box" or "bait box".

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ouryve · 30/09/2015 23:20

It's all in how it first presents to you.

If you have made a sandwich, you can cut it into as many pieces as you like and it's still a sandwich, just a cut up one.

Agree about the buffet situation, though. In that situation, each piece of sandwich is a sandwich.

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inmyheadimthequeen · 30/09/2015 23:22

I would call that one sandwich too (or a piece if I was at home ) as would all my family. However, my MIL isn't a big eater and if she wants a sandwich she would say 'just the one' or 'one round' meaning one slice of bread.

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SenecaFalls · 30/09/2015 23:22

If I have a sandwich for lunch, which is always cut in half, I say one sandwich. But if there is a plate of tea sandwiches for a party or meeting, which are little triangles but which each no doubt started as a larger sandwich cut in halves and then fourths, I would say each one is a sandwich.

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StealthPolarBear · 30/09/2015 23:23

Well when it's sold in a box is it sold as a sandwich or two? I think one.

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AndNowItsSeven · 30/09/2015 23:26

It's two, if you eat sandwiches at a picnic you don't say " pass me half a sandwich".

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StealthPolarBear · 30/09/2015 23:29

But the things you buy in the triangular boxes form the supermarket?