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The Hamburger Is Not Just An American Item...

Wed Dec 03, 2003 10:23 am



Wasn't it named in honor of the German city of Hamburg?


Let's take time out of our day to thank the German's for the hamburger!

 
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RE: The Hamburger Is Not Just An American Item...

Wed Dec 03, 2003 10:35 am

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  Big thumbs up].

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.
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RE: The Hamburger Is Not Just An American Item...

Wed Dec 03, 2003 11:37 am

>>>Wasn't it named in honor of the German city of Hamburg?<<<

I'm not sure. I'm still trying to figure out who the Whopper was named after.
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Wed Dec 03, 2003 4:26 pm

I'm not sure. I'm still trying to figure out who the Whopper was named after.

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RE: The Hamburger Is Not Just An American Item...

Wed Dec 03, 2003 11:26 pm

iI'm not sure. I'm still trying to figure out who the Whopper was named after.

Yeah! That and what part of the chicken do McNugget's come from?
 
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RE: The Hamburger Is Not Just An American Item...

Thu Dec 04, 2003 12:06 am

Prosimtec, McNuggets are formed from powdered beaks & claws.
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RE: The Hamburger Is Not Just An American Item...

Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:13 am

Sounds like a scene out of Sinclair's "The Jungle."


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RE: The Hamburger Is Not Just An American Item...

Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:25 am

pasta is italian [not]

I will put a big YES between brackets, if I were you.

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RE: The Hamburger Is Not Just An American Item...

Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:42 am

Let's take time out of our day to thank the German's for the hamburger!

Uh, and the real cause why I moved from Hamburg to Berlin was of course, that I was afraid obese Americans would sooner or later sue Hamburgers for their loss of health.

Ahem, you are welcome ...
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RE: The Hamburger Is Not Just An American Item...

Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:48 am

sandwhich comes from the earl/duke/whatever of sandwhich

It's from the Earl of Sandwich who was John Montagu. Sandwich was the name of the town in Saxon - something like that Laugh out loud A great UK invention Big grin

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RE: The Hamburger Is Not Just An American Item...

Thu Dec 04, 2003 4:13 am

"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".  Nuts So the people he spoke to were pretty much the only ones who wouldn't have laughed!  Laugh out loud
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RE: The Hamburger Is Not Just An American Item...

Thu Dec 04, 2003 4:53 am

Before WWII the hotdog was referred to as "frankfurter" in the United States. During the War Americans renamed the frankfurter to hotdog and so it remains hotdog to this day.

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RE: The Hamburger Is Not Just An American Item...

Thu Dec 04, 2003 4:59 am

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.

http://www.snopes.com/language/stories/hotdog.htm

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RE: The Hamburger Is Not Just An American Item...

Thu Dec 04, 2003 8:42 am

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...
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RE: The Hamburger Is Not Just An American Item...

Thu Dec 04, 2003 9:31 am

when Marco Polo got back from his travels, he brought the Chinese Noodles back with him...

That wasn't Tagliatelle, though, so it doesn't count in my book.  Smile
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