Writing & Editing Merriam-Webster declares ‘hot dog’ a sandwich; Twitter users bite back Over the holiday weekend, tweeters for an authoritative source for wordsmiths made a bold claim about the summertime staple, which charred audiences online. By Clare LaneJune 1, 2016 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.