This week, I unknowingly started a fierce debate over a fried food item.
I was at work, writing a story about goat feet shoes, of all things, when a colleague messaged me to let me know about an error in my post.
The message included screenshots, which made me think I had made a pretty big mistake in my reporting of goat shoes.
Alas, it was not the goat shoes she was worried about.
It was the use of the word Dagwood Dog in my opening sentence. Yeah.
For context, the opening sentences of my story went like so:
You know those rides that seem fun at the beginning but by the end, you wish you’d stayed firmly on the ground with a Dagwood Dog?
This years’ alleged new shoe trend is one of those rides.
“What in the eff is a dagwood dog mate,” my colleague asked me in a group chat that quickly painted me as the weirdo.
When I showed said colleagues a picture of a Dagwood Dog, they said the correct name for the fast food item is a Corn Dog.
Side note – I’ve concealed their identities to save them the embarrassment.