POLL: Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Sandwiches

The Future of Radio begins now.

Moderators: Ice Cream Jonsey, joltcountry

Which BEST DESCRIBES your feelings on this topic?

Both hot dogs and burgers are sandwiches.
3
25%
Burgers are sandwiches, hot dogs are not.
3
25%
Hot dogs are sandwiches, burgers are not.
0
No votes
Neither hot dogs nor burgers are sandwiches.
6
50%
 
Total votes: 12

User avatar
AArdvark
Posts: 11259
Joined: Tue May 14, 2002 6:12 pm
Location: Rochester, NY

Re: POLL: Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Sandwiches

Post by AArdvark »

I call no retroactive parameters for hamburger sandwich research! You asked, I supplied.

It's the old timey name they used, like how public transportation vehicles were once called omnibuses.

User avatar
pinback
Posts: 15874
Joined: Sat Apr 27, 2002 3:00 pm
Contact:

Re: POLL: Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Sandwiches

Post by pinback »

Language evolves, and though the sandwichers here narrowly outnumber the non-sandwichers, we will prevail.
In the yard, not too far from the car.

User avatar
The Happiness Engine
Posts: 868
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:16 pm

Re: POLL: Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Sandwiches

Post by The Happiness Engine »

Flack wrote: Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:03 pm If hot dogs and burgers are sandwiches then bagels are cream cheese sandwiches and loaves of bread are bread sandwiches.
Speaking as someone who gets an everything bagel with scallion cream cheese on the reg, I am %100 on-board with this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toast_sandwich

User avatar
Tdarcos
Posts: 7655
Joined: Fri May 16, 2008 9:25 am
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Contact:

Re: POLL: Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Sandwiches

Post by Tdarcos »

What is the definition of a sandwich? Presumably, two pieces of bread separated by an edible material which is intended to be consumed as is*. If someone wanted to eat three pieces of bread, that would be a bread sandwich. If the material is peanut butter and jelly, we'd call that a "peanut butter and jelly sandwich. If it is two sandwiches created by combining the last slice to put the sandwiches into a double-stack, that is a "Dagwood sandwich." If it had pastrami instead, we'd call it a "pastrami sandwich". A "hamburger" is short for "a fried ground beef sandwich." End of story.

A hot dog is a tube sausage in a folded piece of bread. It lacks the second piece of bread, ergo it is not a sandwich. A hot dog between two pieces of bread then becomes a "hot dog sandwich." If there is nothing between the two pieces of bread, it's just two pieces of bread, and is not a sandwich. Since a loaf of bread is intended for some other use, it is not a sandwich until placed into service with non-bread filler.

- - - -
* This discussion only applies to sandwiches made of bread. Sometimes compounds using alternative materials placed together, like, "the steel is sandwiched around the aluminum to make a different structure," is not related to this conversation.
"Perhaps she'll understand, if you tell it to her, plain."
- Don McLean, Castles in the Air

User avatar
pinback
Posts: 15874
Joined: Sat Apr 27, 2002 3:00 pm
Contact:

Re: POLL: Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Sandwiches

Post by pinback »

We will prevail.
In the yard, not too far from the car.

User avatar
AArdvark
Posts: 11259
Joined: Tue May 14, 2002 6:12 pm
Location: Rochester, NY

Re: POLL: Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Sandwiches

Post by AArdvark »

Mmmm, alloy hot dogs!

User avatar
AArdvark
Posts: 11259
Joined: Tue May 14, 2002 6:12 pm
Location: Rochester, NY

Re: POLL: Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Sandwiches

Post by AArdvark »

Wait, what if the hot dog bread covers 270 degrees around the circumference of the hot dog? That's more than 180 degrees

User avatar
pinback
Posts: 15874
Joined: Sat Apr 27, 2002 3:00 pm
Contact:

Re: POLL: Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Sandwiches

Post by pinback »

Also, what if the bottom of the bun splits, and ohhhh shit, now it's two separate pieces of bread. Is it a sandwich now?

We will prevail.
In the yard, not too far from the car.

User avatar
Ice Cream Jonsey
Posts: 25265
Joined: Sat Apr 27, 2002 2:44 pm
Location: Colorado
Contact:

Re: POLL: Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Sandwiches

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey »

I just did a 23 hour shift for you sandwichers
the dark and gritty...Ice Cream Jonsey!

User avatar
AArdvark
Posts: 11259
Joined: Tue May 14, 2002 6:12 pm
Location: Rochester, NY

Re: POLL: Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Sandwiches

Post by AArdvark »

Frankfurter sandwiches!

User avatar
AArdvark
Posts: 11259
Joined: Tue May 14, 2002 6:12 pm
Location: Rochester, NY

Re: POLL: Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Sandwiches

Post by AArdvark »

Lots of frankfurter sandwiches!!

Post Reply