Where's the ham?

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#1  Edited By ivymike

I don't understand it...why are they called hamburgers when there's clearly no ham?

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#2  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator

No-one knows. One theory is that its named after Hamburg, New York, but its debatable.

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#3  Edited By muralbat

Theres probably ham in the McDonald ones. Theres no godamn beef so anything could be in them

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#4  Edited By Termite

Hamburgers were made by Germans, it's that simple. They were coming to the US and since bread and meat was about all they had, they simply put the two together.

And so history was made.

Hamburger is named after Hamburg Germany

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#5  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator
Termite said:
"Hamburgers were made by Germans, it's that simple. They were coming to the US and since bread and meat was about all they had, they simply put the two together.

And so history was made.

Hamburger is named after Hamburg Germany
"
No, hamburgers are an American invention. No-one knows exactly where in America they come from, there are many theories. Read the "History of the Hamburger" Section in the hamburger article for more info.
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#6  Edited By Termite
MattyFTM said:
"Termite said:
"Hamburgers were made by Germans, it's that simple. They were coming to the US and since bread and meat was about all they had, they simply put the two together.

And so history was made.

Hamburger is named after Hamburg Germany
"
No, hamburgers are an American invention. No-one knows exactly where they come from in America, there are many theories. Read the "History of the Hamburger" Section in the hamburger article for more info.
"
Ah but in the Wikipedia article refer to the "Country of Origin" thing and you will see that my theory does have weight. I've heard multiple people in my life say the exact same thing too.
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#7  Edited By shotaro

The hamburg theory seems far more likely though in britain they're generally referred to as beef burgers..

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#8  Edited By nasie

Actually I got served a ham sandwich once in bulgary when I ordred a hamburger. :)

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#9  Edited By Bennyishere

I think the Hamburg, Germany theory is more plausible. That also explains why hamburgers are called hamburgers here in Norway even though "ham" means "him" in Norwegian and the English "ham" is called "skinke".

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