Merriam-Webster ignites civil war by declaring the hot dog a sandwich

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Your Memorial Day BBQ just got controversial.

For as long as both the sandwich and the hot dog have existed, humanity has been plagued by the question of whether the latter can be considered an example of the former. Never had the conundrum been resolved.

Until today, apparently.

This act of unprovoked, unilateral aggression did not go unnoticed.
Is all this strife really necessary? And on Memorial Day weekend, of all occasions? Must this country tear itself apart once again? 

Besides, the hot dog is obviously a taco.

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Heinz's 'Weiner Stampede' Super Bowl ad is full of dogs dressed as hot dogs
Heinz's latest Ketchup commercial is like an extra side of adorableness. The condiment giant's Super Bowl 50 ad treats us to a stampede of wiener dogs dressed up as actual wieners (meaning hot dogs, not the other kind; get your mind out of the gutter). You'll squeal in delight as you watch these pooches run through a picturesque field—straight into the arms of a condiment family. Because nothing goes together quite like mustard and ketchup on top of a hot dog.
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