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    A hamburger is a hunk of ground beef served between two pieces of bun-configured bread. Hamburgers are often served with a variety of toppings and condiments. It is named for the region in which it was invented, not for the kind of meat (as is often mistakenly suggested).

    Why are hamburgers called hamburgers?

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    #1  Edited By Wolverine

    There is no ham in a hamburger, so why is it called a hamburger?

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    It's more of a tradition kind of thing I guess. :P

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    #3  Edited By hazzard4123

    So it's not offensive to cows. Pigs are dumb, so they don't care, IF cow's heard the term Beefburger, They would run like the wind to get away

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    #4  Edited By TLT21

    Named after a city in germany named Hamburg

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    #5  Edited By Kevin

    Hamburger comes from hamburg steak.

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    #6  Edited By izzy
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    #7  Edited By gamenut101

    I could murder one right now!

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    #8  Edited By blu_magnet

    Every time i come to this forum i get hungry, DAMN THE HAMBURGER!!

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    #9  Edited By potzergaeren

    is it lunch time yet? damn, now i want to go to hamburg for a steak. i wonder if it's any good.

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    #10  Edited By swamplord666

    well specifically from the count of hamburg who thought of putting meat between two pieces of bread.

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    #11  Edited By Karl_Boss

    I was wondering the same thing.

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    #12  Edited By Schadenfreude
    izzy said:
    "The word hamburger comes from Hamburg steak, which originated in the German city of Hamburg.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburger"
    Quick explanation:

    Originally, hamburger meant only a fresh cooked or broiled meatball, ground meat steak or patty of meat served warm. The secondary meaning, of a sandwich, patty in circular or square form between two bun halves came into being in America.
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    #13  Edited By Shocker

    Interesting. Now I want a hamburger...

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