The latest national debate: How to define this Memorial Day staple

The latest national debate: How to define this Memorial Day staple

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.

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.

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