News In Brief

Ach, it's like a dachshund - not an English setterone drawing

The hot dog may have originated in England before the turn of the century as the Epping Sausage, the British Sausage Bureau said. Research has disclosed that a friend of Charles Dickens, a journalist named George Augustus Sala, sent sausages off to a baker to have them cooked into freshly baked bread. The sausages came back hot and ''saturated in grease.'' It has has been generally believed that it was the Germans who called frankfurters with bread ''hot dogs'' because they resembled dachshunds.

of 5 stories this month > Get unlimited stories
You've read 5 of 5 free stories

Only $1 for your first month.

Get unlimited Monitor journalism.