Dagwood Sandwich - History of Dagwood Sandwich
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Dagwood sandwiches, a term so well-known it made Webster's New World Dictionary.
1930 - A term that originated in the comic strips in the 1930s after a comic strip character named Dagwood Bumstead, a character in the "Blondie" comic strip.
According to the creator of the comic strip, Murat Bernard Chic Young (1901-1973), the only thing that Dagwood could prepare in the kitchen was a mountainous pile of dissimilar leftovers precariously arranged between two slices of bread. Dagwood became know for his huge sandwiches he created on evening forays to the refrigerator.
The comic strip is produced today under the direction of the creator's son, Dean Young, the strip has continued to keep up with the times.
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