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MarianJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:13 AM
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Poll question: A Poll, "Catsup" or "Ketchup", which and why?
Edited on Wed Dec-07-11 06:17 AM by MarianJack
I was raised saying "catsup" by my mom in the Philadelphia suburbs. My wife has always said "ketchup" and she and my son are always trying to correct me.

Which do you say and why?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:17 AM
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1. Variations of the Indonesian Ketjap.
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MarianJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:20 AM
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2. Interesting, but...
...is that what you say?

PEACE!
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:27 AM
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3. And all this time I thought it was catchup
I'll never get the hang of this language thingy I guess
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MarianJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:29 AM
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5. If you have to chase your burger,...
...then OK!

PEACE!
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:27 AM
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19. Never put the stuff on a burger, Its mustard and all the trimmings for me.
And Peace to you too. Oh and happy holidays
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MarianJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 09:45 AM
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20. Mustard on a burger?
hannity will be very upset!

Happy Holidays back at'cha!

PEACE!
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FarCenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 10:32 AM
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24. Mustard on the burger; ketchup on the fries nt
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:15 PM
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32. Mustard and mayo on the burger. Mayo on the fries.
Mais oui.
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:29 AM
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4. "Catsup" sounds like a bowl of cream for kitty.
Edited on Wed Dec-07-11 06:30 AM by eShirl
edit: the opposite of a "dog's breakfast?"
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:34 AM
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7. The catsup on the roof again.
I have no idea how he got there.
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:01 AM
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15. "Catsup", to me, sounds like Cream of Kitty soup
:puke:
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:30 AM
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6. Tomato - tamato
As long as some one passes the bottle of Katchup, I don't care what you call it.

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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:29 AM
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8. FYI tomatoes are fruit.
That's why it was such a ridiculous joke when Reagan declared them to be vegetables.
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MarianJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:42 AM
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12. According to Mr. boner,...
...isn't spaghetti sauce a veggie too?

PEACE!
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:21 AM
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17. I think it was cheese pizza.
Might have been spaghetti sauce too. Not sure.

I just remembered the awful taste of elementary school cafeteria spaghetti sauce. Always tasted like the tin can in which it came.

Ughhh.

Still it inspired me to make my own early on. . .loaded with veggies and herbs and simmered for a day or two.

Maybe I'll make some on this rainy day.

Thanks for re-inspiring me.
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MarianJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 09:47 AM
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21. You're Welcome!
We're having a meatball casserole tonight!

PEACE!
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:31 AM
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9. Other: sugar in tomato sauce. nt
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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:31 AM
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10. catsup or ketchup-makes no difference to me
That noxious glop will never grace my plate. UGH!
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:35 AM
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11. It's ketchup, a chinese derivation. n/t
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:47 AM
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13. Both are approximations of the Cantonese word for "fish sause".
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:54 AM
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14. What and why
Edited on Wed Dec-07-11 07:55 AM by pipi_k
What: Ketchup

Why: I dunno. It's what my family always called it, so...


So, it's what I call it, but I don't give a hoot what someone else calls it. If there's more than one legitimate way to say a word, I don't see why people have to run around saying one of them is "wrong".

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gvstn Donating Member (485 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:10 AM
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16. Cause that is how Heinz spells it....get your desktop background!
Edited on Wed Dec-07-11 08:11 AM by gvstn
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Malikshah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:27 AM
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18. Will most likely start Civil War XXXVIII, but hearing someone say
catsup is as bad as hearing someone say often and pronouncing the "t." It is an icepick through the ear for me, and I immediately think the person is 1) willfully trying to be idiosyncratically whimsical and coming off as eye-scrapingly irritating or 2) been huffing far too long. :)

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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:17 PM
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33. yes...off-ten
:eyes:
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HappyMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 09:55 AM
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22. Ketchup.
I don't know why. Maybe because that's what my parents called it.

I don't think I have ever heard anyone call it 'catsup'.
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MarianJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 11:30 AM
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25. The Same Reason I Say "Catsup",...
...but boy howdy, am I ever getting my ass kicked in my own damn poll. My vote is even losing to the darned joke choice!

PEACE!
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HappyMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 11:34 AM
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26. :) hee-hee
Well, now I 'know' one person that says catsup.



:-)
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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 09:57 AM
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23. When I was growing up, Heinz sold Ketchup and Hunt's sold Catsup...
I found this... (Do any Iowans remember Cornchops?)

Ketchup or Catsup?

When Heinz introduced commercial ketchup to American kitchens it became so popular that other manufacturers rushed to catch-up to the ketchup craze. Soon there were Ketchup, Catsup, Catchup, Katsup, Catsip, Cotsup, Kotchup, Kitsip, Catsoup, Katshoup, Katsock, Cackchop, Cornchop, Cotpock, Kotpock, Kutpuck, Kutchpuck and Cutchpuck. All were tomato based and bottled and vied to become a household word. Only 3 major brands remained to steal the spotlight...Heinz Ketchup, Del Monte Catsup, and Hunts, who could not decide on a spelling and bottled under the names Hunts Catsup (east of the Mississippi), Hunts Ketchup (west of the Mississippi), and Hunts Tomato Cornchops (in Iowa only). In the 1980's ketchup was declared a vegetable by the government for school lunch menus. Suddenly Del Monte's Catsup, because of its spelling, was not on the approved list. Shortly afterward Del Monte changed the product's name to Del Monte Ketchup. So ketchup it is.

Read more: All About Ketchup (Catsup) http://www.globalgourmet.com/food/sleuth/0799/#ixzz1frg...
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 01:10 PM
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27. ketchup - another example of use trumping correct.
Edited on Wed Dec-07-11 01:10 PM by ellenfl
i've been afraid for years that our language is going to evolve from jerry springer's show. not to mention that it pains me that 'irregardless' is now in the dictionary. :eyes:

ellen fl
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 01:22 PM
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28. I remember when it was called catsup.
Edited on Wed Dec-07-11 01:37 PM by AtomicKitten
On edit: I don't use it or call it anything anymore. The vinegar in it makes my GI system do a triple lutz with a backflip.
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Populist_Prole Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 01:35 PM
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29. Ketchup. Catsup sounds too stilted to my ears.
Like pronouncing 'Chocolate' Chaw-ka-LOT when most people really say it's CHAWK-Lit.
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Old Troop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 04:57 PM
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30. Ketchup, cause that's how mom pronounced it
Edited on Wed Dec-07-11 04:58 PM by Old Troop
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:12 PM
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31. I thought it was cat soup.
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frogmarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:12 PM
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34. I say ketchup, but
I write it "catsup."

I'll vote Ketchup.
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:00 PM
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35. Ketchup. The alternative is just plain silly.
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MarianJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:51 PM
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36. I love your kitty picture!
Even if I'm getting my ass thoroughly kicked in my own danged pol!

PEACE!
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trueblue2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-12 02:30 AM
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37. i like cats
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