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  1. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 2 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

    Joe said, almost 2 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, almost 2 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. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, almost 2 years ago

    @omQ R

    OMQ: I take it they don’t sell Oscar Mayer Wieners in your neck of the world:

    Classic Oscar Mayer Wiener Commercial

  5. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 2 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.

  6. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago

    @omQ R

    As someone who has been living in Frankfurt for 25 years I can assure you that a “Frankfurter Würstchen” (and that term is legally protected) has absolutely nothing to do with a hot-dog or a “Wiener Würstchen” (also protected). The Frankfurter is shorter, thicker, has a much thicker skin, a grainier interior, is much spicier and is slightly bend. It is impossible to confuse the two if you ever had an original Frankfurter. I gained at least 20 pounds from that stuff alone :-)

  7. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago

    I remember him well. He was the guy who stood up in front of the House and yelled at them for five minutes strait about some GOP delay-tactics to block an important vote. “NO, I WILL NOT YIELD! THE GENTLEMAN WILL SIT! THE GENTLEMAN IS CORRECT IN SITTING!”. I like politicians who have a pulse, there are so few of them…

  8. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 2 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

  9. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 2 years ago


    It does need more relish.

  10. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, almost 2 years ago

    @omQ R

    Spelling and meaning aside, “wiener” and “weiner” are pronounced the same over here.

    As far as associations of the word goes, there are two other “slang” definitions of the word “wiener”, both appropriate when discussing Anthony Weiner. My favorite, from : “A wiener is a man who is just kind of an ass, very rude, not always very masculine, not quite a boy, but not much of a man.” The other is a euphemism for the male…, er…. genitalia, which is what got old Anthony in trouble to begin with. I’m assuming this wurst definition knows no border or language barriers.

  11. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 2 years ago


    I guessed as much ;-) thanks

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