What Is a Sandwich?

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Oh, you think you know what a sandwich is. After all, we’ve eaten so many of them all our lives, from peanut butter and jelly in our lunch bags to foot-long hoagies. But along the edges, the definition can be blurry. Is an ice cream sandwich really a sandwich? Or a corn dog? How about a burrito? A s'more? The Atlantic turned to the legal definition (yes, there is such a thing) to give us the lowdown once and for all. It turns out that even some of the things named sandwich aren’t legally sandwiches! -via Buzzfeed

They say a pita is a sandwich under this definition. How does that work? A pita only has one exterior piece, and the filling goes into the pocket. And would a McDLT from the 1980s, served as two open-faced sandwiches that you put together yourself ("keep the hot side hot and the cool side cool"), mean that McDonald's wasn't actually selling a sandwich?
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