Millions of Americans celebrated the unofficial start of summer by feasting on burgers and hot dogs over Memorial Day weekend. Meanwhile, the foolhardy folks at Merriam-Webster were diluting these oh-so-patriotic traditions by callously (and erroneously) declaring that a hot dog is actually a sandwich.
That's right, your whole life has apparently been a lie because according to the people who write the freaking dictionary, a hot dog belongs in the same category as a PB&J. Thankfully, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel broke his legendary silence on this important issue last night, defending the hot dog's right to be classified as a hot dog and nothing else. "If you went in a restaurant and ordered a meat tube sandwich, would that make sense?" Kimmel queried. "No! They'd probably call the cops on you."
But what about a wrap — is that a sandwich? That very debate recently struck a restaurant in the UK, where incensed customers took to comment cards to express their frustration that wraps were listed under the menu's "sandwich" category. "How is a piece of cold, flat dough wrapped around a heap of filling, the same as a sandwich?" one asked. Thank goodness there's a website singularly devoted to settling that debate once and for all.