Origin of the Word Sandwich
Everybody is aware that, sandwiches are a popular and convenient type of lunch food, taken to work, school, or short outings, to be grabbed as part of a packed lunch. But why on earth, it is called a sandwich?
There is an interesting story behind the naming of the popular snack known as Sandwich. The story goes back to 250 years ago. It is said that, an 18th-century English aristocrat, John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, was very much fond of playing cards. Usually he asked his valet to get him meat tucked between two pieces of bread, so that he can continue to play cards while eating meat without using a fork, and without getting his cards greasy from eating meat with his bare fingers. Following his example, his friends, the other participants of the game, started to ask for as “the same as Sandwich”, and so the new word “Sandwich” was born.
However, long before being known as Sandwiches, this food combination was very much common among people, they did eat bread with cheese or meat or any other thing.
Before the birth of the word “sandwiches”, these meals were simply known as “bread and cheese” or “bread and meat”.