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.
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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!