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Merriam-Webster declares a hot dog is a sandwich

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Is a hot dog a sandwich? Is a hot dog a sandwich?
Webster boldly sent out this tweet to kick of "Hot Dog Season" Webster boldly sent out this tweet to kick of "Hot Dog Season"
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Memorial Day weekend is traditionally the unofficial kickoff to the summer BBQ season, and it is safe to say that a few hot dogs were consumed across the country over the 3-day weekend. In fact, the hot dog industry considers Memorial Day to Labor Day their "peak season" and typically Americans will eat around 7 billion hot dogs in that time frame. 

If you ask Webster's Dictionary however, they might get a little more technical and say Americans will eat around 7 billion "sandwiches" in that time frame. 

*In corny, cliche best man wedding speech voice* "Webster's Dictionary defines a sandwich as "two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between or one slice of bread covered with food.” 

A "split roll having a filling in between." That sounds like a hot dog. To get really specific, "a hot dog is a split roll having a filling of many fillings in between." Most hot dogs are full of fillings. By-products. Right?

Anyway, what do you think? Is a hot dog a sandwich? Vote in our poll and let us know what you think on our Facebook page. 

Listen to Led Zeppelin's Hot Dog while you do. It's an underrated song. 

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