The open-face sandwich. ...How is that a sandwich? I was not aware sandwiches HAD faces. Doesn't that fly in the face (hee hee) of vegetarians who don't eat "anything with a face"? Nor is a face something that can be "open"; what's the opposite, a "closed-face"? What the heck would that even look like? So many other things in our world have "faces", but none of them are ever referred to as "open". Ever see an "open-face clock"? Perhaps they use face because the sandwiches contents stare up at you. But that's still a lame use of language. It's like when people talk about open or closed fists. "Did he hit you with a closed fist, or an open fist?" Um, an open fist is called a hand. Maybe you've been hit by too many open fists to remember that. The only thing I can think of that approximates an "open fist" is a deaf person signing the letter E.
But this is about sandwiches. The sandwich was invented as a way to hold the contents of one's meal in bread so he could eat with a hand and not need utensils. Once you open that sandwich, it's NOT a sandwich! Let's not kid ourselves. An "open-face sandwich" is just a salad on top of a slice of bread. So readers, should you come across anyone who offers your an open-face sandwich, or one who orders an open-face sandwich, you have my permission to give them your open fist.