Barry Popik

Bob Fitzke fitzke at VOYAGER.NET
Fri Jun 25 18:24:00 UTC 1999


If the following was noted by anyone on the list and previously posted, I missed
it.

In the June issue of the "Smithsonian", in an article entitled, Hot Dogs Are Us,
the following appears at page 107 in a discussion of the origin of the phrase "hot
dog":

  "...a pack of word experts led by Prof. Gerald Cohen of the University of
   Missouri/Rolla, and Barry Popik, a New York lawyer, have been pursuing evidence

   for several years. Popik, who combines a self assured manor with a facial
expression
   of chronic surprise, concentrates on studying old college magazines. The
earlist hot dog
   mention he has come up with so far is a story from the Yale Record of Oct 19,
1895
   titled "'The Abductiion of the Night Lunch Wagon" in which students
'contentedly
   munched hot dogs.' "

Based on his email postings, the article should have included "facial expression
of chronic surprise AT HIS NEVER-ENDING STREAM OF DISCOVERIES.

Bob


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