This is horrible. Your assumptions are incorrect. Ham Italian redundant? …

Comment on Maine-Style “Italian” Sandwich by ItsMillerTime.

This is horrible. Your assumptions are incorrect. Ham Italian redundant? No. Do you want a ham Italian? Roast beef Italian? Salami Italian? Turkey Italian? The bread is best likened to a hot dog bun? Use a hot dog bun if you can’t get a sub roll? Italian Cold Cut Combo Italian? WHO TALKS THAT WAY? “That’s the most stupid thing I’ve ever heard that is stupid.” Who would ask for an ITALIAN cold cut combo ITALIAN? Just ask for an Italian Deluxe. If they ask what you mean, state you want ham and the two types of salami. You must be from Cumberland county. You only experience 1/20th of the state and have been able to sum up the entire culture but get it all mucked up.

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as the junk food blog "Spork & Barrel," and "Brocavore," a blog about food trucks and street food culture. His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, Eat Rockland, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.