Ketchup on Hotdogs? YES!
There are many Chicagoans who contend that you should never put ketchup on a hotdog. They have no idea why but they think that it is somehow the right thing to do. The fix was in.
I disagree. I am Pro Choice - the hotdog aficionado may use ketchup if she or he wants to. Different strokes for different folks. If it feels good do it. Don't let daChicaga Hotdog Fashionista's boss you around.
The Hotdog Police can't tell me what to do. And ketchup and pickle relish was defined as a vegetable by the Federal Government many years ago.
No Ketchup on Chicago Hotdogs a Cruel New Yawk Hoax
Chicagoan's have been victimized by a cruel hoax. A New Yawker many many years ago started the "No Ketchup on Chicago Dawgs" as a joke to see how many Chicagoan's he could con into believing it. Sadly many Chicagoan's have been fished.
I learned some of the details of this diabolical plot in 1970 on Hill 327 near Danang, Vietnam. Out of boredom Marines and Soldiers would take their tactical radios and turn to the top or bottom channel, then engage whoever had done the same thing into clever (and not so clever) repartee'. Various racial insults, drug deals, proposed mini intramural wars, and general insults would follow.
One evening a fight developed between a soutsideaChicaga guy and a fellow from New Yawk. Both had the accents made famous by their respective communities - they were colorful and entertaining but were not speaking the King's English. They traded insults about which city was superior - who had the baddest mafioso, the highest murder rate, who were the toughest, who had the best looking women, the best pizza, etc etc.
Eventually the discussion moved to hotdogs. The Chicaga guy opined about the great dogs in Chicaga, while the New York guy expounded on their great dogs. Each claimed superiority.
Then the New Yawker asked about Ketchup. The Chicaga guy proudly explained that no self respecting Chicagan would use ketchup on a hotdog.
The New Yawker laughed and then went into a long story where he stated that his grandfather had started the no ketchup for Chicago hotdogs as a rumor to fish gullible Chicagoans into believing. According to him this was well known in his family and that they enjoyed knowing that gramps had successfully conned Chicago. In Marine
|New Yawker "Fishes" Chicagoans|
I have no idea if he was telling the truth but it sounded convincing. You can look it up.
Of course you might think I am fishing you. But that is my story and I am sticking to it.
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