Merriam-Webster said the hot dog is a sandwich, and people are furious

Chloe Bryan
Is The Hot Dog A Sandwich? Debate Brews On Internet
Is The Hot Dog A Sandwich? Debate Brews On Internet

It's an age-old debate: is the hot dog — a meat tube resting in a partially-sealed bread pocket — a sandwich?

Would-be sandwich arbiter Merriam-Webster thinks so. And the Internet is not pleased.

SEE ALSO: We taste tested convenience store food so you don't have to

It all started with this haughty tweet, which purported to celebrate all the sandwiches we'll eat over Memorial Day weekend.

But Twitter saw Merriam-Webster's hidden agenda: to settle a debate that just isn't ready to be settled.

Others brought other carb + meat combinations into the mix. What about a taco? A gyro? A quesadilla?

Must the meat lie horizontally? Must there be two separate slices of bread? Does the filling matter, or just the bread configuration?

Will we ever know if a hot dog is really a sandwich? Maybe not — and maybe that's okay.

Maybe we should back away from each other very slowly, drive to the beach or a local park and enjoy our Memorial Day weekends.

BONUS: Real air travel terms every frequent flyer knows

Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.