Profile America: about Clichés and Sandwiches

Washington / DC. (gov) November 03 was Cliché Day – any way you slice it, a minor and obscure occasion. While the ostensible purpose is to encourage our verbal banalities, it might also be stretched to stereotypes. Such as the cliché that men in particular are enchanted by sandwiches. If true, then November 03 had double meaning, as it is/was National Sandwich Day. This date was chosen in honour of the birthday in 1718 of John Montagu, the fourht Earl of Sandwich, and the purported inventor of the sandwich as fast food. Authoritative sources put the Earl´s actual birthday as November 13, but no use crying over spilled milk. (U.S.) America´s 62’000 grocery stores help in the assembly of better sandwiches through their 21 billion USD worth of annual sales of delicatessen meats and other deli items – according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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