Hot dog!

Websters defines the word hot dog as:



1. a frankfurter.
2. a sandwich consisting of a frankfurter in a split roll, usually eaten with mustard, sauerkraut, or relish.
3. Also, hotdog, hot dogger, hotdogger, hot-dogger.Informal.

a. a person who performs complex, showy, and sometimes dangerous maneuvers, esp. in surfing or skiing.
b. a show-off, esp. in sports.
4. Informal. (used to express great joy or delight.)
For Claire, she falls in the category of informal with the additive: whatever she feels like making it mean.
For example:
“How are you feeling today, Claire?”
“Hot dog, Mama!”
“Thanks for putting your blocks away!”
“Hot dog, Mama!”
“Are you tired, Claire?”
“Hot dog, Mama.”
While, yes, she can say, “Good, sad, happy…” “You’re welcome,” and  “Yes, I’m tired,” what’s the need? When one simple phrase such as hot dog can completely cover all those bases. I could have an entire conversation based around the phrase hot dog.
“Cassie, did you give 543 her enema?”
“Hot dog, charge nurse.”
“Was it effective?”
“Hot dog!”
“Thank you for letting me know.”
“Hot dog!”
(and…. scene)
Wow, a minute in the life of a two-year old is confusing, yet satisfying.



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Two sisters from two misters. What could be more fun?

Posted on November 16, 2009, in Cassie, the kids. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I was just thinking… the term “F’n A” works just as well in each of those circumstances. Just be glad Claire settled on “hot dog.”

  2. Couldn’t have said it better myself, bluzdude.

  3. Ha ha. You two crack me up.

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