down the middle or across

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIOU.EDU
Thu Jul 22 19:25:38 UTC 2004

No, no--we always cut sandwiches horizontally when I was a kid!  But when I
got older, I learned it was more "proper" to cut diagonally (I never called
that "across").

At 03:01 PM 7/22/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>Cutting the sandwich across would definitely mean cutting it diagonally.
>And, fwiw, cutting it through the *other* (horizontal) middle seems very very
>freaky to me.  I would not eat that sandwich.  And I have no words to describe
>how such a sandwich is cut.  Just.... wrong.
>Douglas S. Bigham
>Department of Linguistics
>University of Texas - Austin

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