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Hot dogs are officially not sandwiches - and the whole of America is arguing about it

Even Presidential candidates are getting involved.

Hot Dogs_02 Source: rob_rob2001

LAST WEEK IN the US saw the annual celebration that is National Sandwich Day take place.

Among the festivities and general sandwich enjoyment – one argument broke out among so many people:

Are hot dogs considered sandwiches?

Radio hosts did polls on the matter

dogs Source: Twitter

Presidential candidates weighed in with their opinions

forina Source: ABC News

The debate raged so much that the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council of the United States released a statement on the important matter:

The deep philosophical divide has played out this week following National Sandwich Day on the NBC Today Show, ESPN’s Sportscenter, in NFL locker rooms and across the internet.

They definitively said that hot dogs are NOT sandwiches:

Limiting the hot dog’s significance by saying it’s ‘just a sandwich’ is like calling the Dalai Lama ‘just a guy.

Recently in Ireland, the hot dog has become a talking point of sorts – with Dublin’s Porndog serving up fairly fancy versions

IMG_1471 Source: Amy O'Connor/DailyEdge.ie

But they are a staple of many a BBQ in this country

An estimated 150 million hot dogs will be eaten on the 4th of July! #J4Winfield Source: usembassylondon

And now we know that they are definitely not a sandwich – the official body has spoken from the land of the hot dog

hot dog Source: stu_spivack

So now.

More Dublin has a new bar called Porndog — yes, Porndog — and we were the first to check it out>

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