Mike old man…………. I have a question for you, seeing that you have all of 40 yeas reporting and editing.
Is the word (hot dog) a two word noun or is it one word like you use (hotdog)
I’m a little confused because even the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary explanation is that (hot dog) is a frankfurter and (hotdog) is to perform in a conspicuous or often ostentatious manner. I can understand your relationship to that meaning so perhaps that is why you incorrectly misspelled HOT DOG
My reference being our in house hot dog expert John Fox, who I assume correctly uses it as two words HOT(space)DOG …………………as every one else.
Also that was quite a welcome to ‘Roadfood’ you and Rick F. gave Linda Again a new poster. I am sure she can feel the warmth and love you two have for this web site and the people who use it.
First of all, my name is not Mike. If my name happened to be Mike I would not use Michael. But, to get to your point about the spelling of the word used to denote a frankfurter, hot dog and hotdog are interchangeable according to several stylebooks used by print and broadcast organizations. In addition to the use of the word hotdog in reference to certain sorts of performance, it is also used interchangeably with hot dog in the form of a joyous exclamation.
Should a legitimate question of pleasantries or warmth arise I shall consider your recent ridicule here of another poster. In the meantime, I feel obliged to suggest that you get bent.
Oh, and do have a pleasant day.