Why Is a Hotdog Called a Hotdog?

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A hotdog gets its name from the use of the name after the popularity of the name 'weiner' reduced. A myth about the name states that the inventor of the hotdog was unable to spell the word 'frankfutier' and hence settled for the former. Hotdogs are actually made of pig meat.
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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.
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Well, I really guessed it was just a clever name, but I figured, well, once people roast the meat, it's hot. And the meat looks like the body of a Dachshund. So I guess that's why
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A paper cartoonist, Tad Dorgan was asked to sketch a cartoon with a real dachshund,
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Hot dogs were originally called frankfurters. Since T.A. Dorgan couldn't spell it he changed the name! report this answer. Updated on Wednesday, February 01 2012 at 03:52PM EST. Source
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Ask.com Answer for: why is a hotdog called a hotdog
The term "dog" has been used to refer to sausage since the late 1800's. This usage most likely derived from claims, dating back to the 1840s, that dog meat was used to make sausages.
The earliest documented use of "hot dog" referring to a sausage was in 1892.
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