Earliest Known Occurrence of the Term "Hot Dog" Pushed Back to, 1886, (Corrected Citation)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 24 15:09:27 UTC 2013

On Jan 24, 2013, at 9:12 AM, Amy West wrote:

> On 1/24/13 12:00 AM, Automatic digest processor wrote:
>>> Can a food dish using rye bread (and perhaps in preference to rolls)
>>> >and horseradish really originate in Tennessee rather than New York City?
>>> >(Wondered only half seriously.)
>>> >
>>> >Joel
>> Inspired by this discussion I tried out a hot dog (well, actually hot sausage) on (marble) rye bread with horseradish, all of which I had on hand, along with a bit of sauerkraut, which wasn't explicitly excluded in the 19th century discussion. Not bad at all. (Mercifully, Hillshire Farms does not divulge whether their product contains any bung; what you don't know can't revolt you.)
>> LH
> I have to admit that I have the same question as Joel. Well, there was a
> large influx of Germans into the US pre-Civil War due to the failed
> Republican movement in the German states, and a large number of them
> fought in the Union forces during the Civil War. . .I suppose there
> could be some migration to TN.
> And Herr Prof. Dr. Horn, for your experimental archaeology, I think you
> need to use what we call Vienna sausages in your experiment.
I was just allowing for inflation.


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