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Why do we call hush puppies "hush puppies"...?

*I know I can simply look this up, but I'd prefer reading the comments from the people...=D

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There is also a food known by that same name. Story goes that when people ha dinner, they made a ball of cornmeal mush and pan drippings and then fed them to the dogs to keep them quiet ! Hence the name of "Hush Puppies", don't know how factual it is, but I do remember reading it somewhere !

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Thank you sir... This was what I was trying to understand, but now you explained it...
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Thanks, glad to help !
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Because people are dumb and they would rather hush puppies then something dumber then that :)

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because they are comfortable. people used to say their dogs were barking, when their feet hurt.

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When criminals were trying to escape from chain gangs they would fill their pockets with the fried cornbread to toss to the dogs to keep their escape quiet.
That is what I heard.

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Hmm... This makes sense though, thank you.
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cool!
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