It’s National Sandwich Day.  (As in the food of course . . . not an all-black-wearing, beachcombing conjurer.)  (???)  So what exactly are we celebrating?  It may seem obvious, but there IS some ambiguity.  A website recently conducted a poll asking people if various things ARE or ARE NOT sandwiches.

Here are the results, ranked by approval:

  1. A PB&J:  98% say YES.  A lot of people even call it a “peanut butter and jelly sandwich.”  It’s right there in the name!
  2. Breakfast Bagels:  87% say YES.
  3. Burgers:  62% say YES.
  4. Avocado Toast:  38% say YES.
  5. Eggs Benedict:  27% say YES.  Like as an open-face sandwich?
  6. Hot Dogs:  This one is a classic question.  26% say YES.
  7. Gyros:  19% say YES.
  8. Burritos:  12% say YES.
  9. Tacos:  10% say YES.
  10. Quesadillas:  8% say YES.
  11. Empanadas:  6% say YES.
  12. Wraps:  6% say YES.  It’s strange that burritos get twice as much support as wraps . . . because wraps are usually just rolled-up sandwiches, while burritos are, well, burritos.
  13. Calzones:  5% say YES.
  14. Ravioli  (???):  Just 2% say YES.  C’mon people, they were clearly just seeing who was paying attention.