Over the holiday weekend, Merriam-Webster laid the smackdown on Twitter by announcing that hot dogs are indeed sandwiches.
As hard as it is to believe, they may have a point here.
The dictionary defines sandwich as “two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between,” or as “one slice of bread covered with food.” Hot dogs fall into the category where “it’s served in the roll,” therefore, “it’s also a sandwich.”
But to many of us, a hot dog is just a hot dog. Some wouldn’t dare classify it in the same family as a PB & J or the McRib.
So why don’t you make the call?