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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDon View Post
    Around here Subway sandwiches were referred to as "Salads on a bun" due to the amount of foliage most of our local franchises piled on.

    If you wanted a really good sandwich, we were overrun with delis that could make you a better sandwich than Subway could put out. I grew up in an Italian neighborhood. A deli on every corner, and two in the middle.
    The important question I have is, do they put the condiments on the bread or on the meats? It seems so backwards to make an Italian sub and then put the oil and vinegar on the meat, the same goes for mustard or mayo. Everything drips out of the sandwich. It goes on the bread.

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    I know what you're saying, but with so many delis it was always different.

    The one that topped most of them for sandwiches was a deli called Little Luca's. But there were others that were so good that I still missed them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by closetgeek View Post
    The important question I have is, do they put the condiments on the bread or on the meats? It seems so backwards to make an Italian sub and then put the oil and vinegar on the meat, the same goes for mustard or mayo. Everything drips out of the sandwich. It goes on the bread.
    Meat always goes on first - entirely as it should.

    Edit: Looking at this important matter more closely it does appear that there is aly different ethos between the USA & Australian versions. The photos in Wikipedia of the USA version definitely show a preference for the condiments first while the Australian version has the meat first.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_sandwich

    https://www.sbs.com.au/food/article/...-italian-flair
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozduck View Post
    Meat always goes on first - entirely as it should.

    Edit: Looking at this important matter more closely it does appear that there is aly different ethos between the USA & Australian versions. The photos in Wikipedia of the USA version definitely show a preference for the condiments first while the Australian version has the meat first.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_sandwich

    https://www.sbs.com.au/food/article/...-italian-flair
    Agamemnon. I never knew what a "sub" was until now. I got oesophageal reflux just looking at the photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    Agamemnon. I never knew what a "sub" was until now. I got oesophageal reflux just looking at the photos.

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    I get hungry looking at those photos.

    Yes, "sub" is short for "submarine sandwich". My understanding is the name comes from the shape.

    Subs have very regional names in the US, including hoagie, hero, poorboy (sometimes shortened to po'boy), and grinder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    Yes, "sub" is short for "submarine sandwich". My understanding is the name comes from the shape.
    That Wiki article claims that "Rolls filled with condiments have been common in several European countries for more than a century, notably in France and Scotland."
    Say what? Who makes this s... tuff up? I've eaten a lot of eccentric things on my native soil, but I've never even seen a "roll filled with condiments".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    I get hungry looking at those photos.

    Yes, "sub" is short for "submarine sandwich". My understanding is the name comes from the shape.

    Subs have very regional names in the US, including hoagie, hero, poorboy (sometimes shortened to po'boy), and grinder.
    And once eaten they keep surfacing, and surfacing, and....


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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    Agamemnon.
    I'm curious. It looks like you're just using this as an interjection, expressing astonishment. Do I have that right (and is it just you that uses is that way, or is it common)? Or is the Greek hero somehow involved?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey View Post
    I'm curious. It looks like you're just using this as an interjection, expressing astonishment. Do I have that right (and is it just you that uses is that way, or is it common)? Or is the Greek hero somehow involved?
    It's an expression of rather weary surprise - to the extent it references Agamemnon the foredoomed hero, I imagine it's saying, "Oh dear, I suppose I should have seen that one coming."
    I'm certainly not the only one using it, but it's maybe a bit rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    It's an expression of rather weary surprise - to the extent it references Agamemnon the foredoomed hero, I imagine it's saying, "Oh dear, I suppose I should have seen that one coming."
    I'm certainly not the only one using it, but it's maybe a bit rare.
    Thanks! I found the usage entertaining.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozduck View Post
    Meat always goes on first - entirely as it should.

    Edit: Looking at this important matter more closely it does appear that there is aly different ethos between the USA & Australian versions. The photos in Wikipedia of the USA version definitely show a preference for the condiments first while the Australian version has the meat first.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_sandwich

    https://www.sbs.com.au/food/article/...-italian-flair
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    I get hungry looking at those photos.

    Yes, "sub" is short for "submarine sandwich". My understanding is the name comes from the shape.

    Subs have very regional names in the US, including hoagie, hero, poorboy (sometimes shortened to po'boy), and grinder.
    I grew up calling it a hero but around here, saying that I am craving an Italian hero can be problematic as Mr. Closetgeek is mostly German.

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    And then of course, there's the grinder. Absolutely delicious when made right.

    And a local, older than myself sandwich place called Darby Dan's has this hot sandwich, ham, turkey, prosciutto and American and cheddar cheese. Heated open faced and then I slather it in yellow mustard.

    Had one last night for dinner just because of the last few posts!
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    I've posted this before, but I STILL don't understand why news media organizations all have such terrible websites. NO, I DON'T want you to help me uninstall my ad blocker! And I know what the "play" button looks like, you don't need to push it for me while the site is still loading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    It's an expression of rather weary surprise - to the extent it references Agamemnon the foredoomed hero, I imagine it's saying, "Oh dear, I suppose I should have seen that one coming."
    I'm certainly not the only one using it, but it's maybe a bit rare.

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    I am glad Grey has already asked the question as I was pretty much in the same state of mind as him. To me your use of it brings to mind,in a good way of course, Captains Haddock and Pugwash - two fine users of colourful language, both of whom would have been proud of the expression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    ... Subs have very regional names in the US, including hoagie, hero, po'boy (sometimes extended to poorboy), and grinder.
    Fixed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    I've posted this before, but I STILL don't understand why news media organizations all have such terrible websites. NO, I DON'T want you to help me uninstall my ad blocker! And I know what the "play" button looks like, you don't need to push it for me while the site is still loading.
    If I ruled the world, autoplay of videos would be illegal. There's a website I read where they have an option, if you've cookies installed, to turn off autoplay. But it always goes back when you've used a cookie cleaner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    If I ruled the world, autoplay of videos would be illegal. There's a website I read where they have an option, if you've cookies installed, to turn off autoplay. But it always goes back when you've used a cookie cleaner.
    I'm absolutely 100% with you on this one, Its so annoying!!

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    The next version of HTML will apparently enable autoplay to be disabled by browser settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    Originally Posted by Swift
    ... Subs have very regional names in the US, including hoagie, hero, po'boy (sometimes extended to poorboy), and grinder.
    Fixed it.
    You're fixing po'boys!?! I'll have a shrimp po'boy!
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    I don't get how intelligent people can fail to spot their glaringly contradictory views.

    For example, I have a friend who says things like, and including, "all cultures are equally valid," and yet in practically the next sentence she can be criticizing some horrible, horrible behavior (e.g. FGM) that's part of another culture but not her own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkepticJ View Post
    I don't get how intelligent people can fail to spot their glaringly contradictory views.

    For example, I have a friend who says things like, and including, "all cultures are equally valid," and yet in practically the next sentence she can be criticizing some horrible, horrible behavior (e.g. FGM) that's part of another culture but not her own.
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    I've seen otherwise intelligent people endorse self-contradictory views often enough that it no longer really surprises me. Human intelligence is amazingly flexible, including the ability to hold multiple contradictory thoughts at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    I've seen otherwise intelligent people endorse self-contradictory views often enough that it no longer really surprises me. Human intelligence is amazingly flexible, including the ability to hold multiple contradictory thoughts at the same time.
    One thing a proper course in philosophy (as opposed to a simplistic "great ideas" sort of course) teaches us is that we all hold self-contradictory views - it just depends on how deep we're prepared to dig and how analytical we want to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    I've seen otherwise intelligent people endorse self-contradictory views often enough that it no longer really surprises me. Human intelligence is amazingly flexible, including the ability to hold multiple contradictory thoughts at the same time.
    "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - the Red Queen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey View Post
    "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - the Red Queen
    I thought of the same quote, but I didn't want to get too quote happy in my post.
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    We're searching for homeowner's insurance, and many companies will provide a quote online if you answer some questions.

    However, the questions they ask vary wildly. I can understand asking if we own a dog, and even a trampoline.
    But how can it possibly matter how many rooms have crown molding?
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    We're searching for homeowner's insurance, and many companies will provide a quote online if you answer some questions.

    However, the questions they ask vary wildly. I can understand asking if we own a dog, and even a trampoline.
    But how can it possibly matter how many rooms have crown molding?
    Probably trying to figure out how much it would cost to replace your home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    We're searching for homeowner's insurance, and many companies will provide a quote online if you answer some questions.

    However, the questions they ask vary wildly. I can understand asking if we own a dog, and even a trampoline.
    But how can it possibly matter how many rooms have crown molding?
    It does if your insurance covers replacing the moulding in the event of water damage from a leak upstairs. We have very deep plaster crown moulding in some of our rooms, one section of which was damaged by a burst pipe upstairs. Turned out our insurance covered wallpaper, carpet and furniture, but not the crown moulding, which we had apparently "failed to declare". Cost an arm and a leg to fix, too.

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    I don't get the venom that's being spat upon the new Star Wars movies online by "fans". It's surreal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkepticJ View Post
    I don't get the venom that's being spat upon the new Star Wars movies online by "fans". It's surreal.
    Well, it was a terrible film. I wish I'd followed Thandie Newton's lead.
    I'm more of a "weary shrug" kind of guy, but it seems to me that SF fan culture on the internet is all about feeling protective and feeling betrayed and getting all hot and bothered. Which tips some people over into shouty tirades, bilious vomiting and death threats. Which is another reason I avoid social media and customer reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    Well, it was a terrible film. I wish I'd followed Thandie Newton's lead.
    I'm more of a "weary shrug" kind of guy, but it seems to me that SF fan culture on the internet is all about feeling protective and feeling betrayed and getting all hot and bothered. Which tips some people over into shouty tirades, bilious vomiting and death threats. Which is another reason I avoid social media and customer reviews.

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