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Some historians believe hot dogs were first known as Dachshund sausages, after the long round dogs, which were favorite companions of German butchers.

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Some suggest that the name was changed to “Wiener” dog after one cartoonist had trouble spelling “Dachshund” and shortened it.

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Unfortunately, no one has been able to find this comic so the truthfulness of this theory is seriously doubted.

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