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Entry from November 18, 2021
“Sloppy joes are just chili sandwiches”

A sloppy joe sandwich has been compared to chili, made into a chili sandwich.

“A chili sandwich? You mean a sloppy Joe?” was posted on Twitter by Callie Kimball on February 23, 2010. “Chili sandwiches (sloppy joes)” was posted on Twitter by Jafar Morgendorffer on May 6, 2012. “A Sloppy Joe is just a chili sandwich” was posted on Twitter by Jim Chisholm on January 5, 2014. “a sloppy joe is just a chili sandwich” was posted on Twitter by MONIOPOLY GOD on June 28, 2018.

“Sloppy Joe’s are just chili sandwiches” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on January 21, 2019. “Sloppy joes are just chili sandwiches” was posted on Twitter by Muad’Stebe on April 11, 2019. “Sloppy joes are just chili sandwiches” was posted on Twitter by Roxanne on May 21, 2019.

“Yo sloppy joes are just beanless chili sandwiches” was posted on Twitter by Chris Moon on May 26, 2017.  “I love them, but Sloppy Joes are just beanless chili sandwiches. #opinioncasserole” was posted on Twitter by BCK on June 30, 2020. “Are Sloppy Joes just beanless chili sandwiches?” was posted on Twitter by Bryce Hamburger on July 24, 2020. “Sloppy joes are just bean less chili sandwiches” was posted on Twitter by deejus on August 16, 2020. “sloppy joes are just glorified chili sandwiches with no beans which is the real tragedy” was posted on Twitter by oJ on January 19, 2021.


Wikipedia: Sloppy joe
A sloppy joe is a sandwich consisting of ground beef, onions, tomato sauce or ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings, served on a hamburger bun.

Wikipedia: Chili con carne
Chili con carne (also spelled chilli con carne or chile con carne and shortened to chili or chilli; Spanish pronunciation: [ˈtʃili kon ˈkaɾne]), meaning “chili with meat”, is a spicy stew containing chili peppers (sometimes in the form of chili powder), meat (usually beef), tomatoes and optionally kidney beans. Other seasonings may include garlic, onions, and cumin

Twitter
Callie Kimball@calliekimball·Feb 23, 2010
Replying to @PeevedMichelle
@PeevedMichelle A chili sandwich? You mean a sloppy Joe?

Twitter
DJ OG Uncle Skip
@OGuncleskip
a chili sandwich… kinda like a sloppy joe but with more filling…
6:59 PM · Nov 4, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Jafar Morgendorffer
@ThatGeminiReign
Mmmmm… Chili sandwiches (sloppy joes)
11:26 PM · May 6, 2012·Tweetbot for iOS

Twitter
Timothy Dunn
@timothydunn
just thought, “i wonder if you can make a chili sandwich?” then i realized that that’s a sloppy joe and then i got really sad. :(
6:29 PM · Nov 9, 2012·Twitter Web Client

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MCMANUS
@itsmemcmanus
need to know: chili between two slices of bread is chili sandwich or sloppy joe? @rainidaymm
11:02 PM · Mar 16, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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InSPOOKtah DEAD-ckard
@TheAmazingYappi
For a glorious moment I thought I’d invented a new sandwich. Sadly, a Chili sandwich is just a sloppy joe with beans.
8:12 PM · Mar 28, 2013·Twitter SMS

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Jayne Statue
@Jayne_Statue
You know why they named him Sloppy Joe?  BECAUSE HE INVENTED A CHILI SANDWICH.
12:00 PM · Sep 27, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Count Chocula Rockula
@Pneumatology
What idiot called it a sloppy joe instead of a chili sandwich.
3:10 PM · Oct 7, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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Jim Chisholm
@jamesrchisholm
Wait a sec. A Sloppy Joe is just a chili sandwich.
5:01 PM · Jan 5, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

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Jason Cohen
@GrapeConviction
Can you call a chili sandwich a sloppy joe? #food #philosophy
2:01 PM · Feb 9, 2014·Twitter Web Client

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Kelsee
@_that_she_wolf
Chili sandwiches...like sloppy Joes but better #wantsomesammiches
1:57 AM · Jun 17, 2014·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Lisa Lien Chi Nguyen
@LisaLCN
Eating sloppy joes is like eating a chili sandwich. #ilikeit
9:43 PM · Sep 9, 2014·Echofon

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🎙Jayce Diaz: GameDev + Voice Actor!
@Jayce_Face
God damn it, did I really just now figure out that Sloppy Joes are really just a chili sandwich? And I’m almost 28, too. :-(
11:06 PM · Dec 11, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

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Erica Stonehill
@ericastonehill
Sloppy joes are like chili sandwiches, and I love chili.
6:31 PM · Dec 15, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Biggy Pop
@chuckt808
Sorry to get political but this country cannot begin to heal until we all admit to ourselves that a sloppy joe is a chili sandwich
9:13 PM · Feb 7, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Chris Moon
@SAGExSDX
Yo sloppy joes are just beanless chili sandwiches
8:34 PM · May 26, 2017·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Jason the Turkey Trotter
@jaythelatteboy
A Sloppy Joe is basically a chili sandwich.
12:39 AM · Feb 28, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
MONOPOLY GOD
@ditty_boxin
a sloppy joe is just a chili sandwich.
4:55 PM · Jun 28, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/2ekeesWarrior January 21, 2019
Sloppy Joe’s are just chili sandwiches
COMMENTS
ChouTofu
Wtf? It’s not the same recipe at all. The only thing in common is ground beef. And maybe tomatoes.

Twitter
Space Boy
@chandler_reaves
Sloppy Joe is just a chili sandwich
10:04 AM · Feb 2, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Muad’Stebe
@GeezeySteve
Sloppy joes are just chili sandwiches
9:12 PM · Apr 11, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Kayla the Narcissist
@KaylaOak
Is a sloppy joe a chili sandwich?
Ya
69.6%
No
30.4%
23 votes
·Final results
7:13 PM · Apr 28, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Platonic Ideal of Gritty
@Rob_Wall_ace
A sloppy joe is just a chili sandwich.
9:33 PM · May 14, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Roxanne
@Moth_Beam
Sloppy joes are just chili sandwiches
7:44 PM · May 21, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Jacob
@NotJacobW
A sloppy joe is just a chili sandwich
Of course
47.6%
Not at all
52.4%
21 votes
·Final results
12:32 AM · Jun 22, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
muffin girl.
@LeastroPhysics
Is a sloppy joe just a chili sandwich? Let’s discuss
8:05 PM · Sep 27, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
David (No, the other one)
@stymiedthoughts
Sloppy joe is just a chili sandwich. Why does it get its own name?
2:29 PM · Oct 26, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Capybara_of_Sherwood
@Ashaldaron
A sloppy Joe is just a chili sandwich
#justshowerthoughts
5:27 PM · Nov 25, 2019·Twitter for Android

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bey
@evolbey
sloppy joe is just a chili sandwich
5:33 PM · Dec 7, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
rjm
@RyanMeehan24
A Sloppy joe is just a chili sandwich
6:43 PM · Mar 2, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
look at pinned
@festivechaey
sloppy joes are just chili sandwiches
1:55 PM · Apr 12, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
fern
@asvpfern
a sloppy joe is just a chili sandwich
10:27 PM · Apr 16, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
avery hundreds
@badgalavriri
is a sloppy joe considered a chili sandwich?
yes
29.2%
no
70.8%
24 votes
·Final results
9:33 PM · Jun 18, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
BCK
@BCKrogoth
I love them, but Sloppy Joes are just beanless chili sandwiches. #opinioncasserole
12:00 PM · Jun 30, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Bryce Hamburger
@BryceHamburger
Are Sloppy Joes just beanless chili sandwiches?
Yes
42.9%
No
57.1%
7 votes
· Final results
8:17 AM · Jul 24, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
deejus
@deedlejeuse
Sloppy joes are just bean less chili sandwiches
7:45 PM · Aug 16, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Doug is not three kids in a trench coat
@cursed_doug
A sloppy joe is just a chili sandwich
7:54 PM · Aug 26, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Will Foster
@sadsfae
A sloppy joe is really just a chili sandwich.
2:23 PM · Sep 11, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Mike “Hollywood” Callahan
@IAmMikeCallahan
Has the world talked about how sloppy joes are just chili sandwiches or are we all still just living in the dark?
8:53 PM · Oct 4, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
oJ
@JoShmoel
sloppy joes are just glorified chili sandwiches with no beans which is the real tragedy
9:46 PM · Jan 19, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Christian Galacar
@Christian_Lang
Once you surrender to the notion that a sloppy joe is actually just a chili sandwich a whole world of possibilities will open up for you.
4:00 PM · Feb 6, 2021·Twitter Web App

Twitter
em🗡
@wiildmagic
sloppy Joe is just a chili sandwich
9:03 PM · Mar 3, 2021·Twitter for Android

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Thomas Crown
@getittogo1
Decided this week that sloppy joes are just a chili sandwich
12:34 PM · Oct 27, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
maggs
@veryhotandcool
Sloppy Joe’s r just chili sandwiches
6:23 PM · Jul 30, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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