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Old 05-05-2012, 11:59 PM   #21
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Not being the devil's advocate or anything but if you dug a hole and you buried a bag of garbage in it, could you bury half a bag of garbage in half a hole? How would you dig half a hole? With half a shovel? And if you dig holes fast, would it be twice as fast to dig half a hole? Or would it be half fast? Would half a hole be half as deep, half as wide or half as big? And what if you dug a hole twice as big? Would it then be two holes? What if you dug a whole hole, and then you dug it deeper or wider or bigger? Would it be anything different than the hole you started with? (I mean, in terms of holeness.)

So by the same logic if you can take two pieces of bread and some filling and make one sandwich, or take two half pieces of bread and some filling and what you make is still one sandwich, then you should be able to take a whole loaf of bread and some filling and what you make is still a sandwich, right?

Maybe we need a new word for sandwich: perhaps sandwichii or sandwicheaux.

For example, if you have some water and you double it, you still have some water. You don't have two waters. Nobody has half a trousers. Have you ever seen a plier? Or a scissor? (While we're on this subject, if the plural of mouse is mice, what's the plural of mice? And if two mouses are mice, then why aren't two mooses meese?) To complicate things further, if you order a computer mouse and then decide to double your order, it's two computer mouses, not two computer mice. I'm glad there's no such thing as a computer goose. We'd have a literary crisis wondering what to call more than one of them.

After thinking it over I've decided that 40 is right. Not about making a sandwich though. I think he's spotted a basic flaw in the English language: we've misnamed the common sandwich!

So seeyalaterbye I'm gonna go make myself a sandwichii. Or maybe half a sandwichii...
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:04 AM   #22
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So what would you call it if you have it open faced, on one slice of bread?
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:40 AM   #23
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So what would you call it if you have it open faced, on one slice of bread?
A whole open faced sandwich. Unless you cut it in half. Then you would have two half-open-faced sandwiches.

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Old 05-06-2012, 09:59 AM   #24
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For me 1 meat sandwich contains 1/4 pound of meat on 6 ounces of bread and 1/2 sandwich contains 1/8 pound of meat on 3 ounces of bread.
Problem is, I too often eat 2 sandwiches for brunch.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:16 AM   #25
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Good Afternoon,

Interesting question.

If a person takes 1 slice of bread ( not 2 slices of bread ) and slices it into two parts, they have a half of a sandwich ! At least according to my maths.

Have nice Sunday.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:58 AM   #26
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A whole open faced sandwich. Unless you cut it in half. Then you would have two half-open-faced sandwiches.

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.20, I agree, an open faced sandwich would be a whole sandwich. But, I could have a half if I only used HALF the ingredients.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:38 AM   #27
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can you serve a medium if the only choices are medium and large? same arguement.
That actually happened to me once. I was in some linoleum cafe and asked for a small beverage. The clerk said "we don't have small, only medium and large."
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A whole open faced sandwich. Unless you cut it in half. Then you would have two half-open-faced sandwiches.

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In Denmark a sandwich is usually half a slice of heavy rye plus butter or lard and a cold cut and garnishes.
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I am extremely new here, but this convo has had me rolling since last night! It is honestly hilarious, but at the same time gets ya thinking! My thought, you can't have half of anything without first having a whole! In my case, I would never want just half of anything edible! lol!
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