Why do we call them hot dogs?  It was by accident really.

On HWY 90 I saw a billboard for a new business called 'Hot Dawg', and it hit me...why do we call them hot dogs?  Is it because of the dash-hound?  And why were they originally called frankfurters? And while we're on the topic, is a frankfurter the same as a hot dog?

I found this cute video on YouTube that will clear it all up.

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