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Kentucky newspaper's correction: Hot dogs are not sandwiches

By Ben Hooper
Kentucky newspaper's correction: Hot dogs are not sandwiches
The Louisville Courier-Journal issued a correction to 10 stories dating back to 1887 that "incorrectly referred to hot dogs as sandwiches." File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

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.

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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.

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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.

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