Merlin's Frequently Asked Questions > About Merlin > What’s up with that weird username you use sometimes? Does “hotdogsladies” mean something dirty?

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No, it does not. The name is based on a line in my favorite novel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning, A Confederacy of Dunces, written by the late John Kennedy Toole. It comes from the scene in which Ignatius is attempting to vend hot dogs at a fancy ladies’ party.

“Hot dogs, ladies?”

I highly recommend that you read the book for yourself; it’s extremely funny.