those consort names again

Doug_Harris cats22 at STNY.RR.COM
Sun Aug 31 23:16:43 UTC 2008

And had the shift stopped there -- with royalty eating tube steaks aka hot
dogs -- all would be fine, relatively speaking.
Alas, hot dog more recently gave rise, no pun intended, to the term hot
dogging -- and
that's an _entirely_ different breed of animal!
For a parallel to such a moving development (and those of us who delve into
word histories can get emotional about this), I know only of "hot dog" --
originally a rather disgusting term that gradually gained acceptance and
reached a pinacle of social acceptability when the king and queen of England
dined on "hot dogs" with President and Mrs. Roosevelt (June 21, 1939).
G. Cohen

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