For as long as the sandwich, hot dog, and America have existed, humanity has been plagued by one burning question. Can the the hot dog be considered a sandwich? Are they interchangeable? Or is the mere suggestion of sameness an All-American sin? Never has the conundrum been resolved.
Is a hot dog a sandwich?
The debate is as much about etymology as it is principle. Last year, Merriam-Webster ignited a civil war by declaring the hot dog a sandwich.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 27, 2016
Is all this strife really necessary? On Independence Day, of all occasions? Must this country tear itself apart once again?
The answer, from sea to shining sea, is always yes.