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Why do they call them hambugers when there's no ham or hot dogs when no dogs?

 
Prayerpartner

Asked by Prayerpartner at 10:52 PM on Dec. 19, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • As its inherent beefiness amply demonstrates, the hamburger has nothing to do with ham. It originated in the German city and port of Hamburg. The fashioning of conveniently sized patties was a common way of dealing with minced beef in northern Europe and the Baltic in the 19th century, and it appears that German sailors or emigrants took the delicacy across the Atlantic with them to America. There it was called a Hamburg steak or, using the German adjectival form, a Hamburger steak. That term is first recorded in the late 1880s, and by the first decade of the 20th century the steak had been dropped.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 11:03 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • glad there are no dogs in hot dogs-you got me on that one!
    QandA

    Answer by QandA at 10:56 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • As for hot dogs, the term "dog" has been used as a synonym for sausage since 1884 and accusations that sausage makers used dog meat date to at least 1845
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 11:05 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • I dont know but why 10 buns in pkg. and only 8 hot dogs in a pkg. ????
    kingkongsmom

    Answer by kingkongsmom at 12:31 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • LOL noo idea!! things that make ya go hmmmm
    alexis_06

    Answer by alexis_06 at 10:53 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • Why do they call them french fries, they aren't French....lots of things have names that aren't true to what they are.
    4heartbeats

    Answer by 4heartbeats at 10:54 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • its just to mess with you
    AuntyMama

    Answer by AuntyMama at 2:37 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I always hear about there being 10 buns in a pack and only 8 hot dogs but I have never seen 10 buns only 8,12,16,24 in a pack. lol
    looovemybabies

    Answer by looovemybabies at 2:43 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I dont know but why 10 buns in pkg. and only 8 hot dogs in a pkg. ????

    kingkingsmom it should AT LEAST be the other way around to accommodate the fact that little ones don't eat buns :)
    pjacademy

    Answer by pjacademy at 11:50 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • Well...then along these lines...chickens don't have fingers either.
    ShouldHaveLeft

    Answer by ShouldHaveLeft at 11:00 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

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