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Re: Bangers?

To: "Lorcan Parnell" <>, <>
Subject: Re: Bangers?
From: "DrMayf" <>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 17:41:07 -0700
I just ask jeeves what the hell bangers and mash are: answer: bangers are
sausages and the web site which responded was in the UK so they ought to
know. It is also the name of a band and Irish folk song group.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lorcan Parnell" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: Bangers?

> 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
> roll.
> "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
> I have no idea what a weener (sp?) is, and I don't think I want to know
> either!
> Lorc
> >     OK, Bob - I didn't know that our British cousins referred to hot
> as
> > "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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