banh mi

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 10 16:47:00 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 12:24 PM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
> On 17 July 2000 in the archives, Michael Horlick mentions that Vietnamese sandwiches
> are called "banh mi."
> Wikipedia ( says they are found especially in areas
> with substantial Vietnamese expatriate communities. I live in an area without such a
> community and the local supermarket chain is advertising "Banh Mi / Lemongrass Chicken
> or Pork" with Sriracha mayo and carrot daikon salad in the local paper.
> Wiktionary has an entry for the Vietnamese word "bánh mì"
> ( but not the English borrowing.

American Heritage and Oxford Dictionaries have already taken note.


Ben Zimmer

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