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Is it Catsup or is it Ketchup??

post #1 of 27
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We had hot dogs last night and low and behold, I discovered two bottles of tomato stuff in our fridge, one was labeled as CATSUP and the other as KETCHUP. My wife suggested that the CATSUP had to be for cats and the KETCHUP for dogs because, well CATSUP is obvious and people with both cats and dogs already know that dogs are always trying to KETCH UP with cats. Any other ideas?
post #2 of 27
You and your wife are both funny people!
post #3 of 27
I've never heard of catsup
post #4 of 27
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Originally Posted by missymotus View Post
I've never heard of catsup
Probably not sold in Canada under that name, but CATSUP gets more hits on google than does KETCHUP.
post #5 of 27
It's definitely ketchup! But I think it's a matter of opinion. I prefer "ketchup" because that is how I pronounce it. A friend of mine prefers "catsup" because that's how he pronounces it.
post #6 of 27
When I was a kid (1960s), it was spelled "catsup", probably derived from the name for an Asian fish sauce http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?l=k&p=1 , but somewhere along the line "ketchup" became the more usual spelling. The same goes for "sceptical" and "skeptical". "To gift" and "to impact" are fairly recent verbs, too. English is a very "dynamic" language.
post #7 of 27
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You and your wife are both funny people!
I hope that doesnt sound wrong, what I mean is I always read your posts and you usually have something very humorous to say and it sounds like your wife does, too!
post #8 of 27
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I hope that doesnt sound wrong, what I mean is I always read your posts and you usually have something very humorous to say and it sounds like your wife does, too!
Thank you and I do understand.
post #9 of 27
It's tomato sauce.
post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
It's tomato sauce.
I have begun to say ketchup more since moving here though
post #11 of 27
Ketchup of course!
post #12 of 27
I say ketchup.

Bryan
post #13 of 27
Ketchup-my homemade version though!!
post #14 of 27
Ooooh - that sounds good! And yes, we call it ketchup!
post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
It's tomato sauce.
I've had to start saying Ketchup because no one knows what tomato sauce means around here
post #16 of 27
Ketchup...you FREAK...
post #17 of 27
When I lived in Michigan, it was catsup.
Now in the south, it's ketchup!
post #18 of 27
I just found out recently that some people call it Catsup. I saw it on a sign at a grocery store and asked Johns sister Sarah what Catsup was and she laughed at me.
post #19 of 27
Ketchup here!!!(Heinz only)
post #20 of 27
It's KETCHUP!
post #21 of 27
Yep...It's ketchup and it's Heinz. I always thought having one of those jobs where you go around and check whether it's actually Heinz in the ketchup bottle would be great. There's only one way to test that I know....and that's french fries. Mmmmm....
post #22 of 27
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Ketchup-my homemade version though!!
GailC, if you do not talk to your cats about catsup, who will?
post #23 of 27
It's KETCHUP!!! lol
post #24 of 27
By either name it's pretty horrible stuff! "Shudder".
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by missymotus View Post
I've had to start saying Ketchup because no one knows what tomato sauce means around here
Tomato sauce is something else entirely. Tomato sauce is like the base for spaghetti sauce.
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
By either name it's pretty horrible stuff! "Shudder".
I do not put ketchup on ANYTHING! and I thought that both spellings were pronounced the same way??? although it is kinda funny to say cat-soup
post #27 of 27
Ketchup!
This is actually the first Ive heard of "Catsup" actually being used....strange!
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