The Dog Debate That Will Not Die

“It’s not a sandwich,” said the Atlantic Monthly.

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No, it is not, says The Takeout.

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“So then, a hot dog is also a sandwich?” Colbert asks Bader Ginsburg again. And here, the Notorious RBG lays down her decision: “On your definition, yes it is,” she says.

There you have it: a hot dog is, in fact, a sandwich—at least according to one of the most nimble and intelligent minds in our nation. So perhaps now we can all move on and start enjoying these sandwiches once again.

I am on the yes side. A hotdog is a sandwich. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a sandwich as “two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between.” A wienie is a filling.

Were I writing a menu, the hotdog would be under sandwiches. Weak argument.

Old news. My two cents. Case closed. For now.

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