When you say you are going to have a hot dog – what do you think of?
A pale thin tube of mushy meat, colored some shade of brown?
I guess I’ve always had a broad stroke definition when I think of hot dogs. Anything in a cylindrical shape that can go between the two lips of a hot dog bun – that’s my definition. That would include smokies, sausages, wieners, and much more.
Too broad a definition?
At least, if I want to point out what we are having for supper. To include such a broad definition means that all one’s expectation for that pale tube can be quickly dashed when a wholesome delicacy is placed on the table. Especially if you serve a smokie instead of a wiener.
Have I been serving cultured meat under the misleading label of hot dog? Am I perhaps dashing the hopes of others by bringing forth a chicken hot dog, when whole beef would be appreciated?
For my offenses, I apologize!