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boron
11-16-2010, 04:34 PM
If I say I had a frankfurter for lunch, do you know exactly what it was? Would most people from UK, US and AU know what is it?

waylander
11-16-2010, 04:40 PM
I would completely understand

KTC
11-16-2010, 04:51 PM
I'm from Canada. I know what it is.

alleycat
11-16-2010, 04:54 PM
In the US frankfurter kind of has two meanings (a wiener or hot dog), and a true frankfurter (sausage).

Perks
11-16-2010, 05:04 PM
My first thought would be what we call a hot dog.

boron
11-16-2010, 05:10 PM
Ok, so for some people frankfurter would mean a sausage plus bread, what makes a complete hot dog. I need to describe amount of certain nutrients in selected foods, so I probably need to say a "soft sausage" to be exact.

alleycat
11-16-2010, 05:15 PM
I would probably just used a tighter definition (" . . . a frankfurter by itself contains . . . ").

Perks
11-16-2010, 05:17 PM
Ok, so for some people frankfurter would mean a sausage plus bread, what makes a complete hot dog. I need to describe amount of certain nutrients in selected foods, so I probably need to say a "soft sausage" to be exact.
If you said 'soft sausage', I wouldn't have any idea whatsoever what you were talking about. Lol!

boron
11-16-2010, 05:31 PM
I would probably just used a tighter definition (" . . . a frankfurter by itself contains . . . ").

A frankfurter (alone) contains...

Bmwhtly
11-16-2010, 05:39 PM
Yup, hotdog.

Thankyou globalisation.

dirtsider
11-16-2010, 06:08 PM
LOL - for a moment, I was thinking the Rocky Horror show.

Kathie Freeman
11-16-2010, 08:41 PM
Soft sausage to me would mean the crumbly kind that comes in a big roll and you fry it for breakfast.

boron
11-16-2010, 10:37 PM
I guess, I'll stick with anyone-understand-it frankfurter.

KTC
11-16-2010, 10:47 PM
LOL - for a moment, I was thinking the Rocky Horror show.

give yer head a shake. that's Frank N Furter.

lbender
11-17-2010, 01:22 AM
You may have another problem. I would first think hotdog for the word frankfurter, but if you're doing nutritional information, some hotdogs (the ones we eat) are all beef. Others are made from pieces of pork, and etc.. You will need to describe it more fully.

StephanieFox
11-17-2010, 02:06 AM
In the US frankfurter kind of has two meanings (a wiener or hot dog), and a true frankfurter (sausage).

I've never heard this, but maybe that's what happens in Tenn.

While wiener, hot dog, frankfurter are all recognized all over the USA, usage is usually regional. Most would recognize the term 'red hot' for a hot dog but it's usage is confined mostly to baseball park hot dog vendors.

Wiener (and only wiener) also means penis, so if you said, "He stood there, his wiener in his hand," that would not mean hot dog, red hot or frankfurter.

dirtsider
11-17-2010, 02:07 AM
give yer head a shake. that's Frank N Furter.

Yeah, I know. Recently saw an ad for Rocky Horror and glancing quickly through the forums first thing in the morning without actually paying attention makes for amusing double takes.

Stlight
11-17-2010, 03:40 AM
I'd never seen or heard the term 'red hot' before, but then I've never been to a ball park.

Smiling Ted
11-17-2010, 05:40 AM
In the US frankfurter kind of has two meanings (a wiener or hot dog), and a true frankfurter (sausage).

Maybe that's true in Tennessee, but I've lived in the US my whole life, and wherever I've lived, "frankfurter" meant "hot dog" and "sausage" meant "sausage."

backslashbaby
11-17-2010, 10:06 AM
I'd go with 'hot dog' if you don't mean the more German, real-sausage versions.

Around here, frankfurter often means the real sausage one, too. My town was still German-speaking very late, so I'm sure it's probably regional.

Hot dog always means the American hot dog one, as far as I'm aware. Beef, chicken, pork or mixed? That's all covered in 'hot dog', I think. It could be nearly anything, lol :D

Kenn
11-17-2010, 03:29 PM
If I think hot dog, then I usually think of the whole sandwich. I would think of Frankfurter as the sausage inside the sandwich, which I might refer to as a 'hot dog sausage'. But we warned, I am anything but a sausage expert and I don't particularly like them!

Wayne K
11-17-2010, 04:08 PM
I think of JFK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pjn5E6yOKo)

johnnysannie
11-17-2010, 04:18 PM
I would understand it.

boron
11-17-2010, 04:20 PM
I think of JFK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pjn5E6yOKo)

A berliner:


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Berliner-Pfannkuchen.jpg/800px-Berliner-Pfannkuchen.jpg

source:Wikimedia

Wayne K
11-17-2010, 04:28 PM
That's worse than I thought.

Meh, to Marilyn and me he'll always be a big sausage

shaldna
11-17-2010, 04:40 PM
I;'m in Ireland and I know what it is.

StephanieFox
11-19-2010, 10:36 PM
Here is an interesting website all about the noble hot dog.


http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/HotDog/HDIndex.htm


I think if you use the term hot dog, everyone will understand.

StephanieFox
11-19-2010, 10:44 PM
Who else recognizes this quote?

"A mighty hot dog is our lord."

Note: the them 'hot dog' also means a show-off. Although in the above context this meaning is not clear.