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Is a hot dog a sandwich? Merriam-Webster dictionary reignites debate

In celebration of Memorial Day weekend, the people from Merriam-Webster decided to throw gasoline on the fire of a debate that has long divided America.

The producers of the “most trustworthy dictionary and thesaurus of American English” have declared that a hot dog is a sandwich.

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Is a hot dog a sandwich? Merriam-Webster says...

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Merriam-Webster may as well have just declared "the Earth is flat" as far as some people are concerned.

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A Memorial Day poll of TODAY viewers also found them firmly on Team #NotASandwich.

It's the latest flare-up of the ongoing debate, which divided the Buffalo Bills locker room back in November of last year and also had the TODAY anchors weighing in.

Who needs a dictionary when you have Al Roker to give the final word?

"It is not a sandwich,'' Roker said.

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