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Is a Hot Dog a Sandwich? No.

BACONPØLSE isn't a sandwich, either
It has come to my attention that the internet is debating whether or not a hot dog is a sandwich. It is not.

Hot dogs fail the "followed by sandwich test," which is a thing I made up to determine whether or not something's a sandwich. It goes like this.

Name a sandwich and see if it makes sense to follow it with the word "sandwich." For example, today I ate a turkey club ... sandwich. That makes sense, thus a turkey club is a sandwich. If I said, "today I ate a hot dog sandwich," you'd wonder what I meant. I'd picture chopped up hot dog bits on bread with mustard, not a hot dog on a bun.

As comedian Esau McGraw said on "Why? with Hannibal Buress," a hot dog isn't a sandwich any more than a wrap is a burrito. Case closed.

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Michael said…
Bills join debate about whether a hot dog is a sandwich: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nbc-yahoo-sports/mad-dash--bills-join-debate-about-whether-a-hot-dog-is-a-sandwich-162914003.html
Alex Headrick said…
Thank you — I'd been wondering how Tyrod Taylor feels about the issue. He's the bye week replacement QB for my fantasy team this week, so it's a great relief that he knows the truth about hot dogs and hamburgers not being sandwiches.

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