If the following was noted by anyone on the list and previously posted,
I missed it.
<P>In the June issue of the "Smithsonian", in an article entitled, <I>Hot
Dogs Are Us,<B> </B></I>the following appears at page 107 in a discussion
of the origin of the phrase "hot dog":
<P> "...a pack of word experts led by Prof. Gerald Cohen of the University
<BR> Missouri/Rolla, and Barry Popik, a New York lawyer, have
been pursuing evidence
<BR> for several years. Popik, who combines a self assured
manor with a facial expression
<BR> of chronic surprise, concentrates on studying old college
magazines. The earlist hot dog
<BR> mention he has come up with so far is a story from the
Yale Record of Oct 19, 1895
<BR> titled "'The Abductiion of the Night Lunch Wagon" in which
<BR> munched hot dogs.' "
<P>Based on his email postings, the article should have included "facial
expression of chronic surprise AT HIS NEVER-ENDING STREAM OF DISCOVERIES.