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To pronounce it as "ket-chp" not "ketch-up"

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YesterdayOnceMore Fri 29-Apr-16 18:07:00

My DH thinks that I pronounce it incorrectly.

Do you say "ket-chp" all one word, the end syllable pronounced quickly and sounding a bit like a Northern "up" (oop), or do you say "ketch-up", with the end syllable almost separate and sounding like a Southern "up" and the whole word sounding a bit like "catch up"??

Eveninties Fri 29-Apr-16 18:09:51

I say tomato sauce grin

PolterGoose Fri 29-Apr-16 18:10:26

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MajesticSeaFlapFlap Fri 29-Apr-16 18:10:36

Ketch op

lamusic Fri 29-Apr-16 18:10:47

Tommy K grin

eeyorestails Fri 29-Apr-16 18:11:31


eeyorestails Fri 29-Apr-16 18:12:45

Which just thinking about it is an odd word, it doesn't roll off the tongue and is spelt strangely I wonder how it became to be

isseywithcats Fri 29-Apr-16 18:13:05

red sauce here but if i say the proper word its ketchup one word but no northern oop

FruStefanOla Fri 29-Apr-16 18:18:29

DP and I are both Londoners - but we don't have Laandaan accents, just neutral RP.

I say ketch-up (as in 'southern' pronunciation of 'up')
DP says catch-up (he was brought up in Canada)

HTH grin

mrsmugoo Fri 29-Apr-16 18:20:34

Tomato sauce is what you make to have with pasta, with basil or chilli etc....

Never heard ketchup being called that?

treaclesoda Fri 29-Apr-16 18:21:20

I call it red sauce, never use the word ketchup.

But I'm saying it in my head and if I was saying it I would say it with two syllables, ketch-up. smile

greybead Fri 29-Apr-16 18:22:58

Ketch - up
Like the spelling confused

treaclesoda Fri 29-Apr-16 18:23:23

Mrsmugoo round where I live, what you're describing would probably be known as 'pasta sauce' grin Tomato sauce or red sauce would be ketchup, but I've never heard anyone call it ketchup in real life (apart from on TV). smile

SwedishEdith Fri 29-Apr-16 18:24:44

ketch-up - but northern up, definitely not oop.

DaisyAdair Fri 29-Apr-16 18:25:38

Exactly what treaclesoda said.

Shinyshoes2 Fri 29-Apr-16 18:25:52

Ketch up

MeanwhileHighAboveTheField Fri 29-Apr-16 18:26:40

We say cat poo

A leftover from dc's toddlerhoood...

Eveninties Fri 29-Apr-16 18:27:44

If I was to say it though I'd say ketchip.

eeyorestails Fri 29-Apr-16 18:27:52

Makes me think my grandad used to say red sauce so presumably that's what my mum used to say, I wonder if she stopped saying it like myself as when it's even close to called red sauce, my dad always goes on about it and makes a joke about passing the blood...which gets a bit annoying if you hear it more than once

YesterdayOnceMore Fri 29-Apr-16 18:30:33

I think I might have to start saying tomato sauce instead!!

I also have problems with the word Latte having read about it on MN. I had to change my coffee order since I read that and became unsure about the pronoucination!

GoofyIsACow Fri 29-Apr-16 18:34:36

Lattay easy... No 'R'

Eveninties Fri 29-Apr-16 18:36:06

Surely latte is just pronounced latty??

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 29-Apr-16 18:36:51


Although my ketchup is brown sauce.

Eveninties Fri 29-Apr-16 18:38:12

It's a frappe that I never order because I don't know how you say it..

FruStefanOla Fri 29-Apr-16 18:43:22

"Surely latte is just pronounced latty??" What, like 'fatty', 'natty' or 'tatty', Even?

No, it is lattay.

Frappé = frappay

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