What began as a harmless ode to some common Memorial Day cuisine quickly turned into an array of angry and confused tweets aimed at Merriam-Webster’s social media team.
Here’s how brand managers wished their Twitter followers a happy holiday:
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 27, 2016
Merriam-Webster defines “sandwich” as:
1. Two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between.
2. One slice of bread covered with food.
Here’s how its editors define “hot dog”:
frankfurter; especially: a frankfurter heated and served in a long split roll.
The word hot dog refers either to the sausage that you buy squeezed in a plastic package with 7 or so of its kind, or to the same sausage heated and served in a long split roll.