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Hi everyone!

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.

Sep 17, 2016 9:15 AM
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That is O.K. you, the little ray of light from Turkey.
September 17, 2016
September 17, 2016

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.

September 29, 2016

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.

September 29, 2016

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?


September 28, 2016
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