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.