Originally Posted by Bob in St. Louis
So, what's the signifigance of the term "banger"?
The "Masher", I get, but "banger"????
They got called Banger supposedly, because of the noise they made when splitting beause they had a lot of water in them.
It is assumed that ‘banger’ relates to the noise made by a bursting sausage, and the nick-name dates to the first or second decade of the twentieth century.