Is a hot dog a sandwich? Al Roker settles the age-old debate

The people at Merriam-Webster dictionary weighed in on whether a hot dog is a sandwich, and people weren't too happy about it.
by Scott Stump /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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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.

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

A poll of TODAY viewers in 2016 also found them firmly on Team #NotASandwich.

It's just another flare-up of the ongoing debate, which divided the Buffalo Bills locker room back in November of 2015 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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This article was originally published on May 30, 2016.

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