‘The hot dog is a sandwich' according to Merriam Webster

The people at Merriam Webster have decided to stoke the fire in people’s debate grill by claiming the hot dog is a sandwich.

“We know: the idea that a hot dog is a sandwich is heresy to some of you. But given that the definition of sandwich is 'two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between,' there is no sensible way around it,” the dictionary's editors wrote in a list of 10 kinds of, well, sandwiches.

According to a post on their website, a sandwich is defined as "two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between."  Therefore, by definition, a hot dog is a sandwich.

According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans eat 7 billion hot dogs.

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