"sammies"; was: Becky Mercuri's book American Sandwich
dave at WILTON.NET
Sun Feb 6 14:58:46 UTC 2005
> If "sammie" = "sandwich" is conventional in the US, there should be
> numerous examples in fiction: are there? It's hard to search since mostly
> "Sammy" is a name; but I checked several expressions such as "ham sammie",
> "have a sammie", etc. at Amazon search-inside and I don't see any "sammie"
> = "sandwich". Maybe it's very new in the US?
I recall it from my college days, 1981-85. It was primarily used by one
particular friend of mine (who was from eastern Pennsylvania) with some use
by others who probably picked it up from him.
dave at wilton.net
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