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#116837 06/25/09 01:59 PM
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ketchup or catsup?

which form do you use and does it matter?

Does your choice reflect individuality or the collective sentiment of a family or other social group?


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Always been Ketchup in the Snargle household. Anyone attempting to pronounce the name of this condiment as "Cat-Sup" would have been laughed out of the dining room.


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Cat-Sup? Sounds like dinnertime for kitty!

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And, of course, the matter has been the subject of "scholarly" writing. Was surprised to see that tomato ketchup is a relatively new formulation.

http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-ket2.htm

Aha!
http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Ketchup_v._Catsup

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How about Heinz Chili Sauce or Lea & Perrins Steak Sauce on your burger for a changeup, then you folks won't have to fret over ketchup vs. catsup issues. : )

Modern ketchup is simply a highly sugared, red condiment with little character other than the fact it's quite "sweet".

I do realize that children and some adults might not go for my suggested alternates. Why so? They simply aren't sweet enough. /:|

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I like straight Worcestershire Sauce and A1 too. Hijack

But this isn't about what tastes good! It's about what to call the stuff. offtopic

Geeez, man, can't you stay on topic!!!!?!!!! cry


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Catsup? Do you mean Ketchup? I buy Heinz organic ketchup because the regular kind has corn syrup and the organic kind doesn't.

On my burger, I like mayo and ketchup.

On hot dogs, mustard only please.



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I was believing the story until Judge Oscar Mayer got involved. wink

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Eventually, the justices went back to the Batcave to deliberate. The Court was split 4-4 on strict taste-test lines. It was up to Burger to cast the deciding vote. Burger cast his vote in favor of maintaining the current double spelling practice. In his majority decision he quoted Benjamin Franklin, "It mattereth not how Ye chuse to spel particular Words in our language, Nay, what mattereth is that We calleth a spade a spade". Writing the dissenting opinion, Justice Felix Frankfurter noted: "That's stupid Burger! WTF? Should we start spelling Mustard 'mouseturd?'

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you can pronounce it anyway you wish but have you tried white gravy with your fries? now that's something.


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Originally Posted by 2wins
you can pronounce it anyway you wish but have you tried white gravy with your fries? now that's something.
Must be a suh'thern thing. [Linked Image]

If I'm going to be decadent with fries, it's chili and cheddar cheese. [Linked Image]


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