National Sandwich Day: Revisiting The Age-Old Hot Dog/Sandwich Debate

Is a hot dog a sandwich? Food categorization is a pretty polarizing topic, and this debate has been going on for years - perplexing dinner parties and offices galore. 

The American Heritage Dictionary definition of sandwich has three sections as of 2017: 

Two or more slices of bread with a filling such as meat or cheese placed between them.

b. A partly split long or round roll containing a filling.

c. One slice of bread covered with a filling.

However, as early as 2014, the dictionary's definition was only A - two or more slices of bread. Was the dictionary updated due to the debate? The answer may seem simple to some, but if one slice of bread is a sandwich, that makes avocado toast a sandwich, or flatbreads sandwiches. This debate, like a club sandwich, has layers. Where do you stand? Perhaps this recorded debate, or some of the memes below, will help you decide. 

Debate over whether or not a hot dog is a sandwich.
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