"Hot Dog" article in The Atlantic (June 2)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 3 12:16:43 UTC 2011

We really need to understand that nonspecialist members of the educated
public just don't give a shit.


On Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 11:27 PM, Cohen, Gerald Leonard <gcohen at mst.edu>wrote:

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> An article on "hot dog" appeared in The Atlantic today (June 2):
> ahttp://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/07/the-hot-dog-files-12-tal
> es-from-americas-era-of-sausage-hating/241338/<http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/07/the-hot-dog-files-12-tales-from-americas-era-of-sausage-hating/241338/>
> Its author was evidently unaware of the extensive research that Barry
> Popik, David Shulman, and I have done on this term  (book: Origin Of The
> Term "Hot Dog", 2004).  If he ever decides to treat the subject again, he
> need only request assistance from  Popik or me (David Shulman is no longer
> alive), and we would be happy to provide it.  Several other members of ads-l
> would also be well qualified to provide help.
> Gerald Cohen
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