June 12, 2008

Lisa: how about I make you a nice sandwich, and we'll forget this ever happened?

I was innocently enjoying this unspeakably nerdy article on retconning in comic books when I stumbled across the words, "they like the taste of your sandwich."

I think it was lunchtime. "Mmm, sandwich," I must have thought. I made an immediate mental note to add this turn of phrase to my everyday speech. To my lexicon, if you will. I tried it out in several contexts:

1. In place of "I like the way you think"
2. In an "I find you adorable" sort of situation
3. As an "I'm picking up what you're putting down" substitute
4. As my Facebook status

I am saddened to report that I had a 0% success rate. People did not like the taste of my sandwich, if you know what I mean. I know, I know, you don't--that's the problem. It either came off as nonsensical or vaguely dirty, depending on the audience and the topic at hand. I'm afraid "I like the taste of your sandwich" will have to be retired (along with such gems as the exclamation, "that's over the COUNTER!").

Now, more importantly: ham and cheese or peanut butter?

Posted by lisa at June 12, 2008 11:58 AM

Now now let's not be too hasty. We need a good campaign for this phrase. It has moxie. I will start it up down these parts. But keep the flame burning bright. I think when you say it, if you say it in a 20's gangster sort of way. (i.e. I like the taste of your sandwich, kid.) I think it has potential. HUGE potential. Also Ham and cheese.

Posted by: Jeremy on June 12, 2008 03:58 PM

How could people crap on that and yet "I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!" be so popular?

** Full disclosure: I use "I drink your milkshake" all the time, especially with my girlfriend since "There Will Be Blood" was our first date.

*** Further full disclosure: Yeah, I know. Not the most romantic movie in the world.

Posted by: Spinch on June 13, 2008 10:25 AM

I used "I like the taste of your sandwich" on Marci at least twice while we were in Europe. Which makes it an INTERNATIONAL catchphrase.

Oh and spinch? I once had a first date where we watched Taking Lives. Yeah, the poor man's Bone Collector. Which one of us wins?

Posted by: sarah on June 16, 2008 01:32 AM

I'll defer. Taking Lives wins, and so do you.

Posted by: Spinch on June 17, 2008 10:46 AM
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