What I'm curious about this how come sausage sandwiches are termed as ''hotdogs'' by particularly people who are connected with American culture?
I do same research on this subject, but unfortunately there is an enormous info pollution so I'm a little bit confused.
By the way, if you correct my grammatical mistakes or whatever, I will be so glad.
Here's a note from Oxford English Dictionaries, but as Dan mentions, the true origins of some words are difficult to track.
Late 19th century: originally US college slang, probably influenced by a popular belief that the sausages contained dog meat.
I think the right answer is "nobody really knows." There are quite a lot of expressions and sayings like that. Everyone sort of assumes there must be some connection with dachshunds.
One problem is that usages spread by word-of-mouth, and by the time they make an appearance in print they are already so widespread that it's impossible to trace the origin.
It is an interesting question Nur, I hope you will share the result with us if you found anything. By the way, I feel a little bit disgusted about the name.
"I do some research" or I did?