In a Moment of Vision
It's 1762. John Montagu is the fourth Earl of Sandwich, a small parish in the southwest of England. Despite his keen administrative skills, Montagu is a corrupt politician, an adulterous husband, and an incessant, degenerate gambler.
這是 1762 年。John Montagu 是第四代三明治伯爵，三明治（Sandwich）是英格蘭西南方的一個小教區。儘管 Montagu 擁有敏銳的行政管理能力，但他是個腐敗的政客、出軌的丈夫、墮落且成天賭個不停的賭徒。
Often, while Montagu is in the midst of a particularly high-stakes game, he will insist on being served his meals at the table. In a moment of vision, though likely inspired by his travels, the Earl orders his meat and cheese be brought to him stacked between two slices of bread so that he may eat with one hand while continuing to gamble with the other.
通常 Montagu 在高風險賭局的比賽時會堅持要將他的餐點送到賭桌上。某次他突然靈光乍現（但也有可能是在旅途中得到靈感），伯爵要求將他點的肉和起司夾在兩片麵包中間，這樣他就能用一隻手拿著吃，另一隻手繼續賭博。
In one notorious episode, Montagu spends a full day and night gambling. It is during this infamous 24 hours at the gaming table that Montagu's characteristic handheld concession is dubbed "the sandwich."
Montagu 有個眾人皆知的糟糕事蹟，就是他曾賭了一天一夜。也正是這泡在賭桌前、敗壞他聲譽的 24 小時，Montagu 具代表性的特製手拿餐點被命名為「三明治」。
According to one estimate, Americans now consume more than 300 million sandwiches every day.