Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Whenever I have a ham sandwich, I have an urge to indict it.

I don't feel that way if it has cheese on it, I think because I call it a "ham and cheese," which doesn't to my knowledge, get indicted.


tommyspoon said...

Hey, it's ham. It's probably guilty of something.

Not bacon, though. Bacon is innocent.

Jim Anderson said...

The set of all ham sandwiches includes the set of ham and cheese sandwiches. You're safe with spam, though, which contains only trace elements of meat-like substance.

TeacherRefPoet said...

No, Jim.

I don't want to indict ham and cheese sandwiches.

I only want to indict ham-only sandwiches.

I don't know why, but the cheese makes it better. I never call a ham and cheese sandwich a "ham sandwich." Always a "ham and cheese sandiwch."

mcmc said...

When I was in Prague in 1994, I ordered the same thing for breakfast every morning: hammenex. I thought it was some exotic Czech dish. Until I realized on morning three it was ham and eggs, all mixed together.

Perhaps you could rename the ham and cheese sandwich: hammencheez

Just a thought.

TeacherRefPoet said...

Isn't that the name already? I never call it a "ham sandwich featuring cheese." It's a "hammincheez." It's an entirely different animal. One that is very dear to my entire family, I might add.