hot dog - "sausage on a split roll," c.1890, popularized by cartoonist T.A. Dorgan. It is said to echo a 19c. suspicion (occasionally justified) that sausages contained dog meat.
Here is another story. The hot dog was called the frankfurter in its home country Germany. It was named after Frankfurt, a German city. Frankfurters were first sold in the united states in the 1860s, where people called them "dachshund sausages". A dachshund is a dog from Germany with a very long body and short legs. One day in 1906 a newspaper cartoonist named Tad Dorgan went to a baseball game. When he saw the men with the dachshund sausages, he got an idea for a cartoon. The next day at the newspaper office he drew a bun with a dachshund inside--not a dachshund sausage, but a dachshund. he didn't know how to spell dachshund. Under the cartoon, he wrote "Get you hot dogs!" The cartoon was a senstion, and so was the new name.
Is nothing in America sacred?Originally Posted by Cooler
Check out the etymology for hamburger. :D :wink:
You mean they are too commercial, right? :wink:Originally Posted by Casiopea
Is nothing in America sacred?
Check out the etymology for hamburger. :D :wink:[/quote]
I am afraid not. What makes this even more scary - check the ingredients list of a hot dog and your powder compact.
I am afraid not. What makes this even more scary - check the ingredients list of a hot dog and your powder compact.[/quote]Originally Posted by twostep
Try this if you want a fright: