Sandwich Generation

Paul McFedries mailinglists at LOGOPHILIA.COM
Tue Jan 14 20:52:53 UTC 2003

In the sandwich part of "sandwich generation," the two layers of bread
represent a person's children and parents, while the filling represents the
person. In "club sandwich generation" (also called "triple decker
generation"), the third slice of bread represents the person's
grandchildren. The multiple layers of filling still represent the person
(perhaps suggesting, not to put too fine a point on it, the multiple
responsibilities such a person incurs).


----- Original Message -----
From: "James A. Landau" <JJJRLandau at AOL.COM>
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: Sandwich Generation

> In a message dated 1/14/03 11:36:58 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> laurence.horn at YALE.EDU writes:
> > >    The Paul McFedries Wordspy word-of-the-day is "club sandwich
> >  >generation."
> If "sandwich generation" refers to people sandwiched in between caring for
> their children and caring for their parents, then I am baffled what "club
> sandwich generation" might refer to, since a "club sandwich" has three
> of bread and two layers of filling.

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