hero etymology

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 19 03:26:25 UTC 2012

On Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 5:16 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
> Ah, but not in Philly, right? Â It's a "hoagie" there.

It's a "hobo sandwich" in Saint Louis, wherein a hot dog made with a
frankfurter is a "frank(furter) sandwich."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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