In another blog I mentioned how the mispronunciation of “sandwich”, drives me crazy. For this reason, I feel obligated to explain the proper pronunciation of this word; and give examples of the wrong way to say it.
The correct way to say “sandwich” is: “sand-witch”; however, the actual item has nothing to do with either sand or witches. Though people have been known to create witches out of sand, these items are in no way edible. Even if the sand witch is made to look like a sandwich, it’s still not for consumption.
On the other hand, sandwiches made from food ARE to be eaten. These can be anything from basic peanut butter and jelly, to an extravagant creation of great proportion.
On a side note: The sandwich was created by a man named John Montagu; who was the fourth Earl of Sandwich. The man loved to play cards so much he didn’t even want to stop to eat. He was known to take meat and put it between slices of bread so he could eat while playing cards.
Just because sandwiches are made from food, doesn’t mean they’re always good. Much like witches, (sand or otherwise), there are good ones and bad ones.
Now that we’ve learned how to say “sandwich”, let’s move on to how NOT to pronounce the word.
The most common way “sandwich” is mispronounced is “sam-witch”. This just isn’t possible; that would make it a “sam-warlock”, since “Sam” is a guy’s name.
The only exception to this rule I know is the witch Elizabeth Montgomery played on “Bewitched”. Her name was “Samantha Stevens”, but she went by “Sam”. I guess that would make her a “Sam-witch”. That’s just silly though; since Elizabeth Montgomery isn’t food or a witch.
The worst pronunciation though is “sam-itch”; it’s just so totally WRONG in every way! I can’t even explain it here!
There you have it, the right and wrong way to say “sandwich”. Now that you know which is which, no one should ever say “sam-witch” instead of “sandwich” ever again. Please and thank you!