Malaysian challenge accepted!

All right, readers!  Put on your thinking caps and let’s nail this challenge!

Malaysia’s dog days are over.

Hot dog sellers in the predominantly Muslim nation were ordered to rename their products to avoid any “confusion” because in Islam, pooches “are considered unclean,” government officials decreed.

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Halal is the Arabic word for “permissible” and, when related to food, means grub that is acceptable for consumption under Islamic law.

American pretzel chain Auntie Anne’s, which has 45 outposts in Malaysia, was told Monday by Islamic authorities to rename its “Pretzel Dog” menu item.

Suhaimee said it’s more appropriate to call the snack a “pretzel sausage” in order to receive halal certification, according to local media.

There’s more at the link.

Between all of us, I’m sure we can come up with all sorts of helpful, religiously correct suggestions as to what Malaysia should call its hot dogs.  How about it, readers?  I’ll start the ball rolling:

  • Infidel Worm
  • Do Your Wurst
  • Hot Diggety Piggety

Submit your suggestions on a hot dog roll (or electronically, if you prefer) in Comments below.  Have at it!



  1. Chow Chow Chowdown
    The Other Dark Meat
    Less Long Dong
    Trumpenfrank Bigly
    Singapore Shlong
    Salaam Salmonella
    Dangit 'hammed
    Shit-Eatin' Djinn

    Serve with fried potatoes, wash down with a sharia shake.

  2. Reminds me of a story about two women who had emigrated from a village in Spain to Caracas in the 1950s in order to work as maids. On their Sunday off they decided that if the locals were eating hotdogs, they should try too. The first one got her bun, pulled her face and said, " excuse me sir, but can I have a different part of the animal?"

    I now live in that village and the daughter of one of the ladies swears that it was true.

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