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BecauseBecauseBecauseFor exampleFor exampleBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseA hot dog is a type ofsandwich1.21.1DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:1. What is your definition of a sandwich? Are there anyexceptions to this definition?2. Do you think that vegetarians should get an equal say inthis debate?3. Do you buy that hot dogs are the quintessentially Americanfood? If not, what food is even more American?A hot dog is NOT asandwich1.3The National Hot Dogand Sausage Councildoes not consider ahot dog a sandwich2.4The NHDSC considersa hot dog a foodcompletely in its owncategory3.6"Limiting the hotdog's significance bysaying it's 'just asandwich' is likecalling the Dalai Lama'just a guy.'"3.7A hot dog does not fitthe definition of asandwich2.5Some people thinkthe definition of asandwich requirestwo separate piecesof bread3.8A hot dog onlyincorporates one,partially sliced rollrather than twoseparate pieces ofbread3.9Hot dogs have adifferent origin storythan sandwiches2.6Hot dogs werecreated by ConeyIsland vendor CharlesFeltman in 1870 inNew York3.10Sandwiches weredeveloped by JohnMontagu in 1762 inEngland3.11Only 36% ofAmericans surveyedbelieve that a hot dogis a sandwich2.7Hot dogs fit thedefinition ofsandwiches2.1According to MerriamWebster dictionary, asandwich is "two ormore slices of breador a split roll having afilling in between"3.1A hot dog consists ofa grilled sausagebetween a mostlysliced bun3.2According to NPR'sPeter Sagal, "We maydeduce the hot dog’sessentialsandwichness simplyby changing anyvariable."3.3Fill the same kind ofbun with cold cuts ormarinated roast beefand you’ve got a “subsandwich” or “Italianbeef sandwich.”4.1Or, if you prefer,notionally replace thebun with two slices ofwhite bread (which Ioften had to do backin the dark days of myyouth when hot dogscame twelve to a packand buns only eight).Obviously, theawkward sad thingyou then hold in yourhands is a sandwich.4.2Hot dogs appearunder the "sandwich"category at manyrestaurants2.2It is believed that thecreator of the hot dogviewed it as asandwich2.3Historian of ConeyIsland Michael Quinnbelieves that hot dogcreator "CharlesFeltman intended tocreate a sandwichwhen he first put afrankfurter in a bun."3.4According toAllRecipes, "In onearchives' photo of theoriginal Feltman'srestaurant Quinnfound during hisresearch, the menuitem was advertisedon the window as a'frankfurtersandwich'"3.5BACKGROUND:Memorial Day weekend means barbecues. Barbecues mean hot dogs. Hot dogsmean controversy.Meanwhile, many baseball stadiums are re-opening post-COVID. MLB fans typicallyeat around 20 million hot dogs and 4.5 million sausages per season, with the reigningworld champion Dodgers and their iconic Dodger Dog regularly selling the most. (Hotdog sales are correlated with wins for MLB teams.)Clearly, hot dogs occupy an important role in American culture. But, the debate hasyet to be settled: is it a sandwich or not?1.4

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