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Catsup v. Ketchup - The Cage Match

This is the kind of thing that I think about when I am trying to fall asleep...

Who pronounces it as cat-sup? Doesn't everyone say ketch-up? And why is it even spelled catsup? I think it just confuses things.

Does anyone say cat-sup? Please let me know. I am very curious.

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daysinger
Sep. 5th, 2006 04:50 am (UTC)
"Ketch-up"
Only when we are being silly and making fun of the word will we (me and my wierd friends) will say "Cats-up".
silverdee
Sep. 6th, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)
Re: "Ketch-up"
Catsup-it's just plain goofy! I think that the purple-colored ketchup is also ridiculous.
dabroots
Sep. 5th, 2006 05:31 am (UTC)
Deliciously yours!
The only brand name using "Catsup" that's even semi-popular is Hunt's Catsup.

Result of Google search on "ketchup vs. catsup" includes the following useful links: http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-ket2.htm

I like this one: http://www.recipesource.com/misc/hints/01/rec0177.html for origins of the word and variations.
silverdee
Sep. 6th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
Re: Deliciously yours!
Kecap! I love all of this information. Thanks for digging it up for us.
weelisa
Sep. 5th, 2006 01:34 pm (UTC)
I say ketch-up so "catsup" isn't a Canadian or British variant.

But I much prefer chili sauce on things - ketchup is just too darned sweet. I like Jay Leno's joke about Scotland: "There, ketchup is a hot sauce."
silverdee
Sep. 6th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
Jonathan Swift for it if you like, since he used it first in 1730: “And, for our home-bred British cheer, Botargo, catsup, and caveer”. [Caveer is caviar; botargo is a fish-based relish made of the roe of the mullet or tunny.] Fish-based relish! That sounds so yummy, doesn't it? You must serve that at your next tea party, my dear.
liamere
Sep. 5th, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
... I'd never seen it spelt Catsup. Is it an American thing, poss?
silverdee
Sep. 6th, 2006 03:47 am (UTC)
Catsup is apparently very big in Illinois. Check out my next post!
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