July 26 (UPI) -- A Kentucky newspaper waded into one of the Internet's hottest debates with a correction to stories dating back to 1887 that referred to hot dogs as "sandwiches."
The Louisville Courier-Journal issued a correction July 19 to 10 articles ranging from 1887 to 1966 as a means of showing support for the argument that hot dogs are not sandwiches.
The correction reads:
"On the following dates, the Courier-Journal incorrectly referred to hot dogs as sandwiches: Oct. 2, 1887; Aug. 10, 1901; March 20, 1904; July 21, 1935; Jan. 14, 1939; May 4, 1941; Sept. 15, 1950; June 29, 1958; Nov. 16, 1961; and Aug. 4, 1966. Among those errors were references to a frankfurter sausage sandwich, frankfurter sandwich, coney island sandwich, frankfurter sandwich with mustard, and, the most egregious, a frankfurter sandwich with catchup. We deeply regret the errors, especially that last one."
"We're deadly serious about accuracy at @courierjournal," the newspaper's executive editor, Joel Christopher, tweeted.
The correction raised the ire of many on the pro-hot dogs as sandwiches side, including Sporkful podcast host and James Beard award nominee Dan Pashman.
"I'm buying a @courierjournal subscription just so I can cancel it," Pashman tweeted.
The Courier-Journal hit back at Pashman in a follow-up article on its website.
"Dan has received quite a lot of accolades over the years, but he's so wrong on this one. He probably thinks a taco is a sandwich, too. Or even a Hot Pocket," the Courier-Journal quipped.