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Ever Wondered Why 'Hot Dogs' Are Called Hot Dogs?

We have been eating hot dogs since we grew and we love it. But have you ever wondered why do we call it 'hot dog'?

Of course, you must have asked someone about the origin of its name, when you first heard about it. But I'm sure, you didn't get the answer, so you would have moved and accepted the name without even knowing the history behind it.

Well, not anymore. Next time when someone asks you the history behind the name of hot dog, you'll have an answer and won't have to hide your face anymore.

So, let's find out the answer.

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Ever Wondered Why 'Hot Dogs' Are Called Hot Dogs?

Ever Wondered Why 'Hot Dogs' Are Called Hot Dogs?

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So, how did the hot dog get its name?

So, how did the hot dog get its name?

The credit goes to the sports cartoonist Tad Dorgan. 

At a Baseball game in 1901, at Polo Grounds in New York...

Ever Wondered Why 'Hot Dogs' Are Called Hot Dogs?

From the press box, Dorgan could hear vendors yelling, "Get your dachshund sausages while they're red hot!"

From the press box, Dorgan could hear vendors yelling, 

So, the cartoonist Dorgan sketched a cartoon depicting the scene but couldn't spell the "dachshund".

So, the cartoonist Dorgan sketched a cartoon depicting the scene but couldn't spell the

So he just named them, 'hot dogs' and the rest is history.

So he just named them, 'hot dogs' and the rest is history.

And here's the picture of a dachshund, if you're wondering how that looks like.

And here's the picture of a dachshund, if you're wondering how that looks like.

It's a shot-leged, long-bodied breed of dogs.

Time to have your first hot dog after knowing the origin of its name.

Time to have your first hot dog after knowing the origin of its name.

So, now you know why are hot dogs called 'hot dogs'.

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