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McBell

Admiral Obvious
"In the US, a court in Boston, Massachusetts, ruled in 2006 that a sandwich includes at least two slices of bread"

- Sandwich - Wikipedia

Not that I'm saying Wiki is the final authority.
Which means it is in violation of (from your link:
In the 21st century there has been considerable debate over the precise definition of sandwich, and specifically whether a hot dog or open sandwich can be categorized as such. In the United States, the Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration are the responsible agencies. The USDA uses the definition, "at least 35% cooked meat and no more than 50% bread" for closed sandwiches, and "at least 50% cooked meat" for open sandwiches.[4]
 

McBell

Admiral Obvious
Is Welsh rarebit a sandwich?
yes

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Secret Chief

nirvana is samsara
Which means it is in violation of (from your link:
In the 21st century there has been considerable debate over the precise definition of sandwich, and specifically whether a hot dog or open sandwich can be categorized as such. In the United States, the Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration are the responsible agencies. The USDA uses the definition, "at least 35% cooked meat and no more than 50% bread" for closed sandwiches, and "at least 50% cooked meat" for open sandwiches.[4]
This is how wars start. At least 35% cooked meat? I seem not to have eaten a sandwich for more than 40 years. Incredible!
 

Secret Chief

nirvana is samsara
"The British Sandwich Association defines a sandwich as: Any form of bread with a filling, generally assembled cold - to include traditional wedge sandwiches, as well as filled rolls, baguettes, pitta, bloomers, wraps and bagels."

Rubbish. They just want to represent as much of the food-to-go market as possible. A wrap is a wrap; it's not a sandwich.
 

Secret Chief

nirvana is samsara
It's not rare.

We used to call it Welsh rabbit, and it's not rabbit.

There is controversy over whether its even Welsh

So being/ not being a sandwich is the least of its troubles
Yes the name seems embroiled in mystery. Looking on tinterweb, what it actually constitutes seems rather variable too. Anyhoo, the sandwich wasn't invented by the earl; named after maybe, but not invented.
 
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