The Merriam-Webster dictionary has declared the hot dog is a sandwich. | The Tylt

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In preperation for memorial day Merriam-Webster shared this Tweet: "Have a great #MemorialDayWeekend. The hot dog is a sandwich," with a link to an article that defines the sandwich. From that article, which is trollishly titled: To Chew On: 10 Kinds of Sandwiches. Yes, the hot dog is one of them

1) two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between
2) one slice of bread covered with food
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. If you want a meatball sandwich on a split roll to be a kind of sandwich, then you have to accept that a hot dog is also a kind of sandwich.
You could hinge your anti-hot-dog-as-sandwich argument on whether the hot dog sausage qualifies as a "filling," but if you choose to interpret filling narrowly as only "a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches," rather than broadly as "something used to fill a cavity, container, or depression," then you're not going to allow any single-item filling to qualify a food item as a sandwich—which means there can be no thing as a peanut butter sandwich or a bologna (or even baloney) sandwich.
Hence, a hot dog is a sandwich.

They are certainly right about one thing. Lots of people think declaring the hot dog a sandwich is heresy. 

Is a taco a sandwich? Is a quesadilla a sandwich? Where does the madness end? 


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The Merriam-Webster dictionary has declared the hot dog is a sandwich.
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The Tweet that started it all.
Watch Miss Universe, Serena Williams, Mark Clayton, Chris Ivory, Ben Schwartz (Jean Ralphio) and more try to explain if a hot dog is a sandwich or not.
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For some, the hot dog NOT being a sandwich is religious.
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Grammarians all around the country, wincing as they read this sentence, agree with Merriam-Webster.
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Lots of responses to the Merriam-Webster Tweet straight up reject the premise.
FINAL RESULTS
The Merriam-Webster dictionary has declared the hot dog is a sandwich.
#TeamSandwich
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamHotDog