why "hamburger"

Philip Trauring philip at CS.BRANDEIS.EDU
Thu Sep 26 16:09:03 UTC 2002

I had always assumed hamburger and frankfurter originated from
Hamburg and Frankfurt, Germany, although I've never know why.
Frankfurter has always made more sense to me since I associate hot
dogs with German sausages. I think Hamburger may be somehow related
since the hamburger meat was run through a sausage grinder.

Philip Trauring

At 3:41 PM +0000 9/26/02, Casey :-) wrote:
>I hope this is not a stupid question but where did the word hamburger
>originate?  We call it "hamburger" but it is actually beef.  Why or how did
>the "ham" get placed in there?

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