I have already asked this question in a quiz. But here it goes again. John Montagu, an Earl, was so fond of playing cards that he wouldn’t even get out of his seat for a meal! Thus it was that he asked his food to be brought to him by his servants. However, the food on his hands soiled and stained the cards. So he issued another order, and this time the food was brought to him in such a manner that it wouldn’t stick to his hands.
What name or term has come into the English language from this train of incidents?
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Cracked by Akhil and Odyssean. This is indeed the venerable Sandwich, named after Montagu, who was the Earl of Sandwich.