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Posted: 13 July 2019 08:54 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Add this one to the pile of spurious acronyms.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/food/6316793/club-in-club-sandwich-means-something/

And while we’re aware of its components, we never really knew (or thought about) why it was was actually called a club sandwich.

Well, prepare to have your mind blown, as we can tell at ‘club’ is a nifty acronym that actually stands for ‘chicken and lettuce under bacon.’

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Posted: 14 July 2019 04:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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The Phrase Finder has another story: It was first created in a “club”. Who’da thunk it?

https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/club-sandwich.html

I’ll bet we see more stories.

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Posted: 14 July 2019 06:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Here is a link to “What’s Cooking America” that gives several stories:

https://whatscookingamerica.net/History/Sandwiches/ClubSandwich.htm

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Posted: 14 July 2019 12:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Or you could link it to this entry from “The Church of England Quarterly Review” 1838:

2d. Catch-club - sandwich then opera

This refers simply to an unspecified sandwich eaten before, during, or after singing in a catch club (a club dedicated to those who sing in rounds, or catches).

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Posted: 14 July 2019 05:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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The Union Club origin story is the best (only?) documented story.

I’ll do this one once I land in New Jersey. (Currently in the midst of moving. In Tennessee at the moment. West Virginia tomorrow night.)

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