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  1. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    Wiener= “vee-nur”. Weiner= “v-eye-nur”, but I suspect Americans pronounce both “wheee-nur”?

    Wiener are folks from Vienna. Weiner is a wheelwright in an archaic German dialect or wine merchant in Yiddish.

    A hotdog is supposed to use a frankfurter sausage, which is said to be from Frankfurt, Germany. But in Frankfurt, and the rest of Germany, they call these sausages Wiener Würstchen, not to be confused with the Frankfurter Würstchen.

    In Vienna, the hot dog sausages are called, yup, you got it,
    Frankfurters[ or Frankfurter Würstel]. Got it now? No? Good, it doesn’t matter, you’re still going to compare this Weiner dude with wiener/ frankfurter sausages even when his name has nothing to do with bloody sausages. Unless, you mean…peckers? :-|

    Hmm, my mind now feels filled up like the innards of most sausages.

  2. Joe boyle

    Joe boyle said, over 3 years ago

    @omQ R

    “Weinen” = to weep or cry (English “whine” is a cognate. His name likely means “weeper” or “whiner”.

  3. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    ha! :-)

    @ DrC In my part of the world, polony! Although I once dated a lucious busty blonde babe from Bologna in Portugal (who I had met in Utrecht the summer before!), so Bologna brings up more than baloney for me. :-D [Alexandra also had this weird habit of shoplifting for fun].
    EDIT: You made me go look: So, it’s called mortadella in Bologna. But mortadela in Portugal is made with olives but Americans call that an “olive loaf”. :-|

    Speaking of fun, you should look up what is a danish in Denmark. Or a berliner in Berlin.
    Salami in Portugal is sweet. Also, marmelada in Portugal is quince jam but marmalade in Britain, which gets the term from the Portuguese word, means a jam (jelly in the US) made from oranges.
    What’s a Swiss roll in Switzerland?

  4. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    Ohhh! I had heard of the word roulade but had no idea what it referred to! Cool, cheers:-)

    Hullo Church; Nah I don’t think so. I’ve only heard of Oscar Mayer Wieners thru’ US movies
    I’m just puzzled by the association of Weiner with wiener. The difference is in the spelling and therefore meaning. I was wondering if you pronounce both the same way, anglicising the pronunciation of his surname. My surname, for instance, is pronounced completely differently in English from its original Portuguese pronunciation.

  5. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    Yup, that’s why the Viennese call hot dog sausages Frankfurter Würstel, to distinguish them from the Frankfurter Würstchen. I was only once in Frankfurt, about 7 years ago, and I didn’t have myself a Frankfurter Würstchen. :p

  6. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    It does need more relish.

  7. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    I guessed as much ;-) thanks

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