In hot countries they offer not pop
but simply say cold drink –
which could mean anything
from gin to lemonade, I think.
A sandwich should have a capital letter.
Lord Sandwich – a sinner –
invented it because he was too lazy
to leave a card game and go for his dinner.
In Newcastle it’s a stotty cake
in the Midlands it’s a butty.
BLT’s the favourite,
which I think is nutty.
Scandinavians leave them open
and call them Smorgasbord
in mainly fishy flavours
and containing much less gluten.
It’s weird that now in different places
the same thing has a different name
Bread and pain, brot, and ψωμί
ekmek, chlieb and 麵包
Language is a silly game
which nobody can win.
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