The name hot dog dates back to the 17th century when a sausage maker referred to his sausage as a "little dachshunds" or little dogs. The name evolved from there. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, people commonly believed that the thin sausages contained actual dog meat!!!. Probably it got its nickname "hot dog" because of the fancied resemblance of this spicy sausage to the long-bodied dachshund dog, and because it is usually served hot. Here is the story of how the hot dog got in the bun. A hot dog vendor in St. Louis in 1904 didn't want to serve his sausages on plates, yet his customers could not eat them piping hot with their bare fingers. The vendor first tried giving his customers gloves to hold the hot dogs, but too many people walked off with the gloves. He finally solved the problem by serving his hot dogs in a sliced roll.
by vanessa12 8 years ago
by Kenna McHugh 2 years ago
Why do hot dogs come in packages of 10 and hot dog buns come in packages of 8?
by Charlu 6 years ago
What's your favorite way to have a hot dog and what do the kids like?Are you a ketchup and relish fan, rap them up in bacon and biscuits, Chicago dogs, or do you have your own special way? Is there a certain brand you always eat (Hebrew for me if I do eat them)? What about on the grill?
by lmarsh1203 6 years ago
What are hot dogs really made out of?
by And Drewson 7 years ago
Why doesn't McDonald's sell hot dogs?
by Person of Interest 5 years ago
Yep. Another silly thread by paradigmsearch. I just discovered 2 corn dogs in my refrigerator. Stuck them in the microwave. Waiting for them to cool. If you have a corn dog experience, say it here.
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