WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
CLICHES AND SANDWICHES
Profile America — Thursday, November 3rd. Today is Cliché Day — any way you slice it, the occasion is small potatoes. While the ostensible purpose is to encourage our verbal banalities, it might also extend to stereotypes. Such as the cliché that men in particular are enchanted by sandwiches. If true, then today has double meaning, as it's National Sandwich Day. This date was chosen in honor of the birthday in 1718 of John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, and the purported inventor of the sandwich as fast food. Authoritative sources put the Earl's actual birthday as November 13, but no use crying over spilled milk. Whether stocking prepackaged meats and cheese, or boasting a delicatessen section, America's 66,000 grocery stores and their 2.6 million employees help in the assembly of better sandwiches. Profile America is in its 20th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Cliché day: https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cliche-day/
Sandwich Day: http://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-sandwich-day-november-3/
John Montagu and sandwich origin: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/522257/John-Montagu-4th-earl-of-Sandwich
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Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau