Why is hotdog called HOTDOG?
October 12, 2007 11:51am CST
Was it formerly made from dog's meat, because it does not look like a dog.
14 Nov 07
The journey of a hotdog from a simple sausage to a staple of Ameriacn Diet began in 1842 in Germany when the Frankfurt butchers' guild created a long thin sausage and named it 'Frankfurter' in honor of their town. shorty after that, someone noticed that the new sausage look like a dachshund and started calling it 'dachshund sausage'. To make the story short, while attending a game, Ted Dorgan, a cartoonist, saw the popularity of Steven's new food idea and decided to lampoon it in a cartoon. In the cartoon, people were selling real dachshund dogs in a roll yelling "get your hotdogs in a roll" at each other. As a result the name hotdog lives on.
14 Nov 07
It was called sausage, or dachshund sausage, originally, and in 1901 in a sports event i guess, where the caterer ran out of the sausages. After gathering up all the sausages, his vendors shouted out something like "get your dachshund sausage while they're hot". There was a sports cartoonist in the said event, and he wanted to illustrate that particular sight, and since he found spelling dachshund difficult, he drew something with a placard saying "HOT DOGS"... that started it all. :)