Futterman From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1301 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1649 times:
yes, and of course hot dogs, formerly/less commonly known as frankfurters come from frankfurt. pasta is italian [not], and kennedy called himself a donut infront of the berliners. not too sure if hamburgers are a form of honoring a city [cheesy attempt at flattery......no food related pun intended ].
i could be wrong though. i do know that sandwhich comes from the earl/duke/whatever of sandwhich. got that much out of global history last year.
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8702 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1507 times:
"kennedy called himself a donut infront of the berliners"
Well yes, he did. But AFAIK, people from Berlin call those donuts "Pfannkuchen" (pancakes), whereas most of Germany calls them "Berliner". So the people he spoke to were pretty much the only ones who wouldn't have laughed!
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5385 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1498 times:
Sorry, techrep. Not quite. The word "hot dog" was being used fairly widely before the Second World War, in both popular culture and literature. O. Henry, for instance used the term as far back as 1908.
Iamcanadian From Canada, joined May 2001, 734 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1479 times:
pasta is italian [not]
I will put a big YES between brackets, if I were you
Actually, from my understanding, pasta, or at least spaghetti, was invented by the Chinese/Asians. The only reason Italy got it was when Marco Polo got back from his travels, he brought the Chinese Noodles back with him...