banh mi

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu Jun 12 01:04:20 UTC 2014

Thanks for looking that up. I think it demonstrates my point that sandwiches are not ordinarily considered snacks, at least in US English, so using "snack" to define "sandwich" is misleading. BB

On Jun 11, 2014, at 5:51 PM, victor steinbok <aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> Ok... got it... lots of versions of the story.
> Dunkin' CEO: Our sandwiches are snacks, not lunch
>> "If you're grabbing a sandwich at Dunkin' Donuts, the chain wants you to
> consider it a snack, not a full lunch.
>> The chain has been expanding its sandwich offerings to bring in more
> business during the afternoon. But Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis said
> those sandwiches -- which include fried chicken and grilled cheese varieties
> -- shouldn't be considered lunch.
>> "We're not moving into lunch. We're in snacking. We never talk about
> lunch," Travis said in an interview."
> VS-)
> On Jun 11, 2014 12:56 AM, "victor steinbok" <aardvark66 at> wrote:
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>> Funny you should mention that. I just came across an article with the title
>> that mentioned a Dunkin Donuts corporate official who "wants you to think
>> of a sandwich as a snack, not a full lunch". There was no hook, so I
>> skipped the article but noted the content. Now that you mentioned it, I
>> have an insentive to find it again.
>> VS-)
>> On Jun 10, 2014 1:48 PM, "Benjamin Barrett" <gogaku at> wrote:
>>> ...
>>> Oddly, that definition calls a banh mi a "snack." That same Oxford
>> Dictionary website defines "snack" (
>> as "A
>> light meal that is eaten in a hurry or in a casual manner" so perhaps
>> defining a sandwich as a snack is appropriate, but to me (US usage?)
>> anyway, defining a type of sandwich as a snack is completely misleading.
>>> Benjamin Barrett
>>> Formerly of Seattle, WA
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