Contributor's comments: Cheerios are small frankfurters in Qld.
Others said they'd heard the term 'footy franks' on popular Aussie sitcom Kath and Kim and continued to use it in their day-to-day life. There were terms like 'red hot lovers', 'red sausages', 'cocktail weenies' and 'little weenies' in the comments section, which were the more unusual suggestions.
Cocktail sausages, franks, cheerios, or 'little boys'
Apparently, the humble cocktail frankfurt, or cocktail sausage, is a party referred to as 'little boys' in New South Wales, savs or saveloys in South Australia, and cheerios in Queensland.
Snag. Definition: sausage, also used to refer to sliced bread and sausage combo, Australian hot dog. Example: “Grab a few snags for the party tonight!” Snag isn't just a part of Australian vocabulary; it's part of Australian culture.
The sausage used is a wiener (Vienna sausage) or a frankfurter (Frankfurter Würstchen, also just called frank). The names of these sausages commonly refer to their assembled dish.
Originally called weinerwurst, the wiener was brought by German Americans. The term is German for Vienna sausage which was eventually shortened to wiener. It is usually used interchangeably with hot dog or frankfurter. Just like Vienna sausage, wieners got their name from Vienna, a city in Austria.
Slaw Dogs (The South)
Hot dogs slathered with a sweeter, finely chopped, mayo-based slaw are popular in the South, where variations can include the chili-slaw (cole slaw, mustard, raw onion, minced all-meat chili) and BBQ slaw.
Kiwis also have frankfurters (pork and beef), but are never called hot dogs. And then, to honor the English roots, there are bangers – basically the same thing as sausage, and will generally be made from pork.
As you can see, the phrase "hot dog" can be used as a noun, a verb, an adjective and even as an exclamation. Some of its meanings are positive: excellent, flourishing or expert — but some have been used in the pejorative sense: pornographic, a showoff or a mean way to call someone gay.
In Australia, saveloys are usually a beef-pork blend. In New Zealand, saveloys are usually a lamb-pork-beef blend (which distinguishes them from frankfurters which are a pork-beef blend). As in England, they are sold at fish-and-chip shops, as well as bought from supermarkets, to be simmered at home.
A cocktail sausage is a smaller version of the saveloy, about a quarter of the size – in Australia sometimes called a “baby sav”, a “footy frank” or a “little boy”
As mentioned, the traditional German frankfurter is made entirely of pork. Hot dogs, meanwhile, are more like their Viennese counterparts and can be made of beef, pork, a combination of both, or even with chicken or turkey. However, beef and pork are the most common.
Kanakas, Bananalanders, Banana benders (Queensland)
Other more recent names for a Queenslander is Bananalander and Banana bender – both with obvious connections to the banana industry in Queensland.
“Belgium" or "devon" in Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. "fritz" - South Australia. "Windsor sausage" - Queensland.
See also: 'Dirty Bird' (KFC). “Let's pop into Maccas after the footy.”
The credit of naming hot dogs goes to a sports cartoonist for the New York Times, Tad Dorgon. Hot dogs were called 'red hots' or 'dachshund sausages' before it took its current elusive name. When vendors in the New York Polo Grounds in 1901 were screaming, “They're red hot!
British sausages being called bangers seems to be a historical legacy, a colloquial term left over from war time when sausages sometimes exploded in the pan when you cooked them.
synonyms: dog, frank, hot dog, hotdog, weenie, wiener, wienerwurst.
McHotDogs were first featured as summer menu items in 1995 at select Midwestern locations at the franchisee's discretion. Hot dogs were presented as a seasonal menu item in the summer of 2002 at venues in the UK.
A classic Swedish street food hot dog wrap featuring mashed potatoes, creamy shrimp salad OR creamy pickle relish sauce. As unusual as it is delicious!
These hot dogs were first made in Rochester, New York, by members of the German community. Throughout the past century, white hots have been called by many names, including “snappys” and “white and porkies.”
Mini hot dogs, also known as “little smokies” or “lil' smokies,” have been an appetizer staple for as long as I can remember. You can't help but eat several of them however they're prepared and plated. There are some tried and true recipes for mini hot dogs.
New Castle is known both as the “hot dog capital of the world” and the “fireworks capital of America.” Its chili dogs are the product of Greek immigrants who came to New Castle in the early 20th century and established restaurants along with their homes.