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Re: Bangers?

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Subject: Re: Bangers?
From: "Lorcan Parnell" <>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 21:49:54 +0100
Confusion alert!

Hot dogs in the UK are not bangers. Hot dogs are hot dogs - a sausage in a
bread roll. Bangers is slang for sausages though. Just the sausage, not the

"Old banger" is a term for an old car in poor condition, unrelated to
sausages. Banger racing is popular.

A banger is also a small firework...I think firecracker is the translation.

I have no idea what a weener (sp?) is, and I don't think I want to know


>     OK, Bob - I didn't know that our British cousins referred to hot dogs
> "bangers". I've also heard them refer to big block motors as "big
bangers" -is
> there a connection there that can be explained? Thanks so much!

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