Furterus Zone (fer ter’ us zohn) – n. The empty stretches of bun on either end of a hot dog.
So it’s the big summer holiday today, filled with the many scents of gunpowder, fresh fruits, and grilled meats. One of these will be hot dogs, and all those fixin’s that go with them. No matter if you are making them Chicago or Manhattan style, or even the old-fashioned All-American style, you just might encounter the Furterus Zone. This is the place where all those great topping will ooze into, unless you are using the supersize kosher dogs. Doesn’t really matter if the hot dog can’t quite fill the bun, that dog will be gone in less than five minutes anyway, and many children and adults across this great nation will be ready to take on another Furterus Zone, and fill it with more vinagery items, like relish, dill pickles, and maybe even hot sauce or jalapenos. When it comes to hot dogs, the ways we make them are as diverse as the nation that consumes them. So from Atlantic to Pacific, whether you take them with just mustard, or fill them fill of chili, cheese and onions, and anything else you can think of, the Furterus Zone will not stay clear for very long. Have fun today consuming all those All-American treats, and we’ll have more sniglet treats for you tomorrow!