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John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich have invented the sandwich as a quick meal so as not to interrupt his gambling sessions

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John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792) – who’s credited with inventing a lunch consisting of slapping a lovely filling between two slices of bread.

Legend has it that during an all-night gambling event, Montagu asked his servant to put the meat from his meal between two slices of bread, so he could hold it in one hand and carry on playing without getting his cards all greasy.

The first recorded use of the word ‘Sandwich’ (with a capital S), was in 1762 by Edward Gibbon writing of the Beef Steak Club in London.

“Sandwich” is the only word that is the same in every language.

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