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The name "hot dog" stems from jokes about sausages being made of dog meat.

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For a list of international differences in hot dogs, see Hot ... the version in a bun is called an "American hot dog".

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References to dachshund sausages and ultimately hot dogs can be traced to German ... In fact, even Germans called the frankfurter a "little-dog" or " dachshund" ...

www.thespruce.com/hot-dog-history-1807613

Jan 2, 2017 ... At one time a slur, the name "hot dog" could not dampen public enthusiasm for the tasty sausage served in a bun. But why are hot dogs called ...

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In less than an hour, his vendors were hawking hot dogs from portable hot water tanks while yelling, "They're red hot! Get your dachshund ...

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Jul 4, 2010 ... It's called a “hot dog” for a gross and silly reason. ... Two other words for hot dogs — frankfurters and wieners — raise an unsettled debate about ...

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Here's Wikipedia's Etymology section on Hot Dog: Etymology. The term dog has been used as ... Originally Answered: Why is the hot dog called so?

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Feb 10, 2011 ... Why Hot Dogs Are Also Called “Frankfurters” ... The name “frankfurter” comes from the fact that a popular hot dog-like sausage was originally ...

www.npr.org/2011/07/04/137530290/searching-history-for-the-hot-dogs-origin

Jul 4, 2011 ... Recent research has revealed a different possibility. Yale Law librarian Fred Shapiro has found evidence of hot dogs in Paterson, N.J., as early ...

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He called his sausage the "wiener-frankfurter. ... German immigrants appear to have sold hot dogs, along with milk rolls and sauerkraut, from pushcarts in New ...