"'Tweener" = "hot dog" ?

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Is a hot dog a tweener, and vice versa?

  1. Yes, they are the same thing

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  2. No, they are two slightly different things

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  3. I thought a hot dog was a long sausage in a bun

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  1. Monsieur_DeLarge

    Monsieur_DeLarge Semi-Pro

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    This has been a bugbear of mine for a while, but I have a funny feeling I'm the only one who feels this way. To me, a "hot dog" is not the same as a "'tweener".

    I hear the two terms bandied about interchangeably, and this lunchtime I even found folks on YouTube berating someone for calling a shot a 'tweener. By their logic, "'tweener" is some American *******ization, and those in the know always refer to such shots as "hot dogs".

    However, the term isn't unique to tennis, and in other sports merely refers to "performing daring stunts or ostentatious maneuvers".[source] I'd therefore put forward that the following two three shots are examples of hot dogs, even though they're not 'tweeners.



    Thoughts?
    MDL


    Disclaimer: I know this is even more trivial a dispute than "what is a slam?" but it's the quiet part of the year. And I feel confident that the TTW community can successfully turn this into a 20-page trainwreck about Federer vs Nadal...
     
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  2. El Diablo

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    You misheard. "Hot dog" is not "tweener," it's "weiner."
     
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  3. BHiC

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    I think that all tweeners are hot dogs, but not all hot dogs are tweeners. I have played junior tournaments throughout the US and I have hit with a lot of college players (from multiple countries), and I have never heard the term hot dog in this context once.

    I think a good example is that even though a square is technically a rectangle, no one will have an issue if I call it a square. Unless of course they are bored and trolling a YouTube message board.
     
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  4. tennisMVP

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    Federer is the definition of hotdog, he is the paris hilton of sport.
     
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  5. sunof tennis

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    Wrong. Federer is not a hot dog, he is the filet mignon of tennis.
     
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  6. Gsicht

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    It's spelled "wiener".
     
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  7. Dedans Penthouse

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    My 2 cents: A 'tweener' is a trick shot of sorts hit by a 'hot dog' (assuming the 'tweener' was not an emergency shot hit out of necessity with no other option available but simply a player showing off). So, imho the shot itself is a 'tweener' and the show-off hitting it is a "hot dog" who is "hot dogging" as in "he's a hot dog" or "he's hot dogging it".

    Tweener = the shot
    Hot dog = basically the person hitting it

    My sig may help further define 'hot dog' ; )




    ^^lol

    Federer wouldn't "hot dog" like that steroidal topspin monkey Nadal!! ....

    At least Rafa doesn't cry like Federer does everytime he's handed the runner-up trophy!!....:neutral:

    Oh yeah?..well at least Fed doesn't stall between points and pick his butt....:mad:

    Drop dead!..at least Rafa isn't some prissy Queen who wears sissy boy gold outfits AND POCKETBOOKS to Wimbledon while trying to hide behind "that beard" !!!!!....:twisted:

    Roger is not!!...bwaaaaa!!!!
    :cry:
     
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  8. sureshs

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    Nadal has a bigger hot dog than Federer
     
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  9. Alchemy-Z

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    Monfils = Hotdog on every point on every shot ever
     
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  10. El Diablo

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    Gsicht (it's spelled "Gesicht")
    Both "weiner" and "wiener" are accepted spellings, the former considered more English usage and the latter more Germanic.
     
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  11. Razoredge

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    Exactly, someone like Andy Roddick is a hot dog. Federer is like the best meal at a 4 Michelin starred resteraunt.
     
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  12. Sabratha

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    And what are the players ranked #100-#1,000? Pieces of dried up meat?
     
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  13. kOaMaster

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    soup. soup with small pasta letters.
     
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  14. SwankPeRFection

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    lol, that part is actually incorrect. Fed's package is definitely bigger than Nad's. :p
     
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  15. BlueB

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    You can use a tweener to hit a hot-dog, but can not hit a tweener with a hot-dog :D
     
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  16. sureshs

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    How do you know?
     
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  17. axel89

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    i think murray has the biggest OHHHHH
     
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  18. Razoredge

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    Definitely.
     
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  19. Gsicht

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    Nope, this is the Swiss German spelling of 'face' ;)

    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/weiner

    --> Common misspelling of wiener.
     
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