Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Want some cribbage with that?

Totally Useless Fact for Today:

The first written usage of the English word "sandwich" appeared in Edward Gibbon's journal, in longhand, referring to "bits of cold meat" as a 'Sandwich'. It was named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, an 18th-century English aristocrat, although he was neither the inventor nor sustainer of the food. It is said that

Lord Sandwich was fond of this form of food because it allowed him to continue playing cards, particularly cribbage, while eating without getting his cards greasy from eating meat with his bare hands.

Thanks to Frugal Mom in Maryland

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