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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:39 AM
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Should "BBQ" be pronounced "bee-bee-cue" or "bar-bee-cue"?
Some TV reporter is promoting a piece on 'the best "bee-bee-cue" restaurants in town' and it strikes me about the same as pronouncing "Xmas" as "ex-mas."
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:49 AM
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1. BBQ comes from the word barbacoa
from a Caribbean tribe named the Taina. So I say barbeque.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:57 AM
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19. That's interesting ... I'd always assumed it was from a ranch name
You know how brands for cattle have distinguishing marks like bars...so, the letters, BQ w/ a bar. Maybe that's wrong, though.

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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:00 AM
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:03 AM
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3. But Xmas is pronounced "ex-mas"
BBQ is an acronym for barbeque. Same question could apply to LOL. Pronounced "el-oh-el" or "lull"

Xmas isn't just shorthand. I think it is often used by people who don't want to call it Christmas.
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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:21 AM
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5. I was about to post that I say ex-mas...
I thought others did too.
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:23 AM
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7. I don't think BBQ is actually an acronym. You may be right on the other stuff.
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:25 AM
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8. If not an acronym, then what?
BarBeQue
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:36 AM
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13. My understanding is an acronym contains the first letters of a series of words.
Like scuba or laser. I'd say BBQ was just an abbreviation but there may be some fancier term for it. I'm sure the grammar & english police will be along shortly to fill us both in. :D
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:38 AM
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14. OK then, how about Bar Be Que? n/t
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:41 AM
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15. Hey, are you an old girlfriend of mine?
:D
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:54 AM
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17. LOL, could be n/t
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:16 AM
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4. I think in most cases it should be pronounced "grilling"
But in the situation you describe I'd say 'bar buh cue'... :)
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:27 AM
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10. it's a noun - NOT a verb!
duh.

I cringe when people use it as a verb. Silly, that.
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:55 AM
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18. I think we fixate on different points of 'controversy'
I was snarking at the use of barbecue to mean anything other than the low-and-slow style of cooking... :)
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:23 PM
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21. I think we should start
a Lounge war over it!

:rofl:

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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:22 AM
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6. Who cares? Let's eat some!
:party:
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:26 AM
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9. wth says "B-B-Que"?? n/t
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:32 AM
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12. See the OP.
It was a reporter on the Chicago ABC affiliate. If it's who I think it was (I wasn't looking, just listening) she's been in town long enough to know better.
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Tom_Foolery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:30 AM
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11. I pronounce it...
De-LISH-ous!!!!!
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:45 AM
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16. It's B-B-B-Q.
The extra 'B' stands for 'BYOBB'

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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:58 AM
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20. bahbecue
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Curmudgeoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:41 PM
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22. Maybe bubba que? Oh, I love bubba que! nt
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