I've grown up on country music, and it's always been a huge part of my life. As they should.”. Words by Ben Wiedmaier & Matt Lardner, Visuals by Delaney Gibbons, “Hot dog moments”: In-context research yields 4 key insights, let’s talk about how dscout can help you understand them better. So there you have it. It’s an issue that ignites extreme passions, and whichever side you’re on, you probably can’t conceive of how the other half noshes. Except, of course: It hasn’t been. So, what did our in-context research reveal about why the great “Is a hot dog a sandwich?” debate continues? Structure shapes the debate. What's the next insane topic this guy's going to want to debate? #Bills pic.twitter.com/vgbtXgnyeS, Final ruling from @Boobie24Dixon & @Karlos_29_SR: A HOT DOG...IS...A SANDWICH. TheAtlantic.com Copyright (c) 2020 by The Atlantic Monthly Group. Just know that most people know a hot dog is not a sandwich even drunk people. That they would condescend to classify it as a one was, to me, extremely upsetting. So we drilled down further into the data, and found: Age is a factor. Here, the top 4 takeaways from those in-context findings, and some insight into why the debate rages on: People felt strongly that certain condiments only went with one or the other—and the “open-air” structure of the hot dog let them pile on certain extras that they wouldn’t put on a sandwich. The fact that it’s in between bread–the bread is a delivery system, a ballistic delivery system. I know it seems petty to jeopardize a perfectly amicable relationship with a friend of many years over a hot dog, but it was the kind of offensive statement that truly made me question whether the two of us even had anything in common anymore. Colbert clearly had an agenda, and said it was two pieces of bread with almost any type of filling, as long as the filling wasn't more bread. With hot dogs, I do get a kick out of dressing them up.” Party on, Kirk! It is not a classic sandwich, in my view.”, “I mean,” he went on, “if you were to talk into any vendor of fine hot dogs, and ask for a hot dog sandwich, they would probably report you to the FBI. “We therefore choose to take a cue from a great performer and declare our namesake be a “hot dog formerly known as a sandwich.". 45% believed it was. For me though, November is the perfect time to compile a playlist of songs that bring on major nostalgia which I think is perfect for this time of year. As James D. told us while he was toasting bread for a store-bought egg salad sandwich at 2 a.m., he wouldn’t be able to grill a hot dog at that late hour without upsetting the neighbors. Others focused on the connected bun of a hot dog as opposed to separated bread. Maybe it’s all of the above—what’s clear is that we want it to be special, and consider hot dogs as separate from the everyday sandwich experience. For what it’s worth: In. Was the fact that Chicago’s O’Hare airport serves six times more hot dogs than LAX and LaGuardia combined a factor? That is fine. These are the basic everyday rules for effective conversation, which you adhere to all the time, even if you don't know you're doing it. 1. And, well, let's be honest, is hard to shop for? Ew! Scroll down for very convincing reasons why a hot dog is not a sandwich. With all the excitement that comes with Halloween ending and the holiday season around the corner, some people skip over it and go straight to their Christmas playlist. I deeply believe that a lobster roll is a sandwich and a hot dog is not. Ben is the product evangelist at dscout, where he spreads the “good news” of contextual research, helps customers understand how to get the most from dscout, and impersonates everyone in the office.