Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Wed Jul 11 17:09:14 UTC 2001

As a kid I noticed that the label on the bottle nearly always said
"catsup," but but that no one pronounced it that way except my grandmother,
who was generally partial to spelling pronunciations and hypercorrections.
I don't remember seeing it on a label in a long time, though.

And Allen, if ketchup on hot dogs is such a new idea to you, how come they
have one of those big plastic-jars-with-that-squirt-thingamajig filled with
mustard AND one filled with ketchup wherever they serve hot dogs in your
erstwhile hometown (and to my knowledge, everywhere else I've lived)?  (I
guess you'll claim the ketchup jar is just for the hamburgers.) (Or that
those d**n Californians brought it with them after you left.):)


--On Wednesday, July 11, 2001 12:42 PM +0800 Laurence Horn
<laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:

>   I'm surprised to see "catchup" but
> not "catsup" listed as an alternate form.

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at

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