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EMBison wrote:
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Ketchup/catsup was sold in the 1830s as a medicine


ketchup and catsup used to be distinct words, with different pronunciations and meanings.


Can I get a sauce for that claim please because it contradicts every etymological dictionary I've ever consulted about it.
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blaecblaed wrote:
EMBison wrote:
alexankh wrote:
Ketchup/catsup was sold in the 1830s as a medicine


ketchup and catsup used to be distinct words, with different pronunciations and meanings.


Can I get a sauce for that claim please because it contradicts every etymological dictionary I've ever consulted about it.


Catsup is derived from a greeting originally used extensively on social media by people who couldn't distinguish amphibians and felines. Over the years it got confused with frog in a blender memes until eventually Heinz marketed a red thixotropic liquid as "Catsup" or "Catsoup".

Ketchup, by contrast, derives from a phrase for a complete (maritime) disaster. A ketch was a small boat that usually hung from davits at the stern of a larger vessel, and was thus near the water. When the mothership foundered, as it rolled the ketch would rise above it; hence the phrase, "everything's gone ketch up". When catsup (see above) was invented, a common error was to shake the bottle harder and harder; none would come out at first but eventually it would all come at once. This disaster caused the two phrases to become associated and ultimately the two words merged.
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clydeiii wrote:
I just lost the game.

I hate you

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and now my wife hates you too

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I had completely forgotten what the point of this thread was... upon rereading it I now know it started off pointless.
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Still waiting on that redesign.

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Thunkd wrote:
I had completely forgotten what the point of this thread was... upon rereading it I now know it started off pointless.
The point is to make BGG great again.

And I just lost the game again.
 
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Shouldn't it be "Keep BGG Great" now?
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ljtrigirl wrote:
Shouldn't it be "Keep BGG Great" now?


Yes, it should. But as catch phrases go, that’s too much of a mouthful.
 
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clydeiii wrote:


And I just lost the game again.

you're just trying to ruin my day aren't you?
 
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