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It's National Sandwich Day and the age-old question has come back to haunt us... what foods are actually considered a sandwich?

What is a sandwich?

If you ask me, it's some type of carb with a filling. However, I'm not an expert on these things, so I turned to dictionary.com. They define a sandwich as, 'two or more slices of bread with a layer of meat, fish, cheese, etc., between them: a tuna sandwich. 2. a partially slit bread roll, pita, etc., with a filling: a falafel sandwich. 3. open sandwich. 4. something resembling or suggesting a sandwich, as something in horizontal layers: a plywood sandwich. a plywood sandwich.'

I have to say, I like my definition better. It's simple, but the Urban Dictionary definition is even better. However, it's pretty racy and I'd like to keep my job, so if you want to read it, click here.

So why am I all concerned with what the definition of a sandwich is? Because Buzzfeed conducted a survey recently asking folks what kinds of foods are considered sandwiches. 98% of respondents say a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is indeed a sandwich, while only 10% say a taco qualifies. 62% of people say a burger is a sandwich, 12% think a burrito counts, and 19% say a gyro passes muster. But what does Shreveport-Bossier think about the 'what makes a sandwich a sandwich' debate? Here are some of my favorite answers!

Amber Perry
To me, a sandwich is whatever filling between 2 separate pieces of bread/carbs. The hotdog and taco are like a bender or pocket. One carb folded for filling... And bender Tuesday doesn't invoke margarita desires.

Jordan Chreene
I do know fried spam in between 2 pieces of white bread is a sammich. I don’t care what kind of survey they take and who votes on it and says any difference. A SPAM SAMMICH IS OFFICIAL!!

Charles Hawkins
Quesadillas should count!

Mary Hall Mae
Anything that’s put between or on any kind of “bread”: bun, pita, bagel, English muffin, etc. I’m a fan of the roll-up or fold-over sammich. Put something on one slice of bread, roll it up or fold it over, enjoy.

Tiffani Walker
It's a sandwich if it's "sandwiched" between two pieces of bread unless it's an open-face sandwich, then it's a flashy sandwich.

Maggie D. Gilcrease
Meat between 2 slices of bread. Or these hands that can be served as a knuckle sammich ‍♀️

Well, there you have it! As always, Shreveport-Bossier's got jokes! We've also got plenty of variety and diversity when it comes to sandwiches. Enjoy!

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