A hot dog is not a sandwich

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Few etymological debates stir up as much furore as whether a hot dog constitutes a sandwich. It doesn’t, but that reality doesn’t dissuade descenting delicatessen doyens demanding the dictionary definition of a sandwich is satisfied by a hot dog.

Eric Mittenthal, president of the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, exposes the flaw in this logic:

“A hot dog is not a sandwich,” he said. “If you go to a hot dog vendor and you say give me a sandwich, they’re going to look at you like you’re crazy.

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