Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Sat Aug 16 23:52:27 UTC 2014

"Sammie" goes back to the early 1980s at the very least. I had a friend in
my undergraduate years who used it continually.

Here's one from 2 April 1999 in the Usenet group nz.reg.wellington.general:

"My favourite sandwich is one published in the Listener from a sammy bar in

And a later one from 22 Feb 2001 in

"You can actually hear the crisp crunch of the lettuce (hand-leafed iceburg
I think) as Phil enjoys his sammy."

I could've probably found more if Google hadn't deliberately killed their
Usenet search capabilities.

-----Original Message-----
From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
Benjamin Barrett
Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2014 5:39 PM
Subject: Re: sammie

Wiktionary has a citation in 2006 and two in 2009
( BB

On Aug 16, 2014, at 2:17 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>

> Yahoo! today:
> "Mayo, mustard, and pesto are all great building blocks for a killer 
> sammie."
> JL

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