RE: "Ketchup" vs. "tomato sauce" in UK staining incident page 6

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Anonymous:
[nq:2](Let's ignore the fact that there are no independent butcher ... Norwegian-Americans in Seattle) is all but dead in most places.)[/nq]
[nq:1]Balderdash![/nq]
Was he not one of those Norse godlets? Put his foot in an arrow or something.
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Anonymous:
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[nq:2]So the fact that AmE uses the expression "the cleaners" ... for some reason. So why don't we say "the cleaner"?[/nq]
[nq:1]It's the establishment belonging to the Dry Cleaner (or the Butcher, or the Baker). We are, after all, a nation of shopkeepers [/nq]
I suppose that is the general direction of the birthplaces of the owners of those establishments. The natives now tend to clerk for some form of the Gummint. Worse Oop North of course; poor sods are on the road and 'phone all the time.
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Murray Arnow:
[nq:2]Balderdash![/nq]
[nq:1]Was he not one of those Norse godlets? Put his foot in an arrow or something.[/nq]
Did he need a teutonus shot?
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Areff:
[nq:1]They will never sell anything named Mueslix as food in the U.S.A, a more unappetizing name can't be found. Plus the ad campaign made the mistake of saying it's what Euros eat saying anything is big in Europe will kill it here{remember Slim Whitman?}.[/nq]
I remember the early '80s (1981-ish) TV ad campaign for the Slim Whitman compilation recording. They emphasized that he'd sold more records than the Beatles and Elvis combined, or something like that. No one had ever heard of him before.
Also and around that time, Slim Whitman starred with Indira Gandhi in the musical Indira , memorably collaborating on "Don't Cry for Me Rawalpindi".
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Areff:
[nq:2]Balderdash![/nq]
[nq:1]Was he not one of those Norse godlets? Put his foot in an arrow or something.[/nq]
It was a mistletoe dart guided by Loki (The Tony Cooper of Norse Mythology).
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ray o'hara:
Logan is built on landfill and the old Bird Island Flats, a mudbank only visible at hightide,nothing was demolished. Maybe you're thinking of the West End which was torn down to build the monstrosity called Government Center.
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ray o'hara:
>Balderdash!
[nq:1]Was he not one of those Norse godlets? Put his foot in an arrow or something.[/nq]
LOL!!!
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Tony Cooper:
[nq:2]I have a feeling that fewer Brits are calling tomato ... might refer to as "genuine tomato sauce" in foreign cuisine.[/nq]
[nq:1]Gotcha. That makes me wonder whether, 25 or 50 years ago (cf. Kojak Conjecture), something similar occurred in the US. ... sauce" in AmE, particularly when it was served in nominally Italian-inspired dishes? EMWTK. Coop, provide us with your recollections please.[/nq]
Good Lord. Pasta with ketchup? You New Yawkers are animals!

Since there wasn't an Italian or Sicilian close enough to my family tree to be in shade of it in the late afternoon, pasta wasn't a dish often found on our table. Macaroni in cheese was as close as we got.

As a teenager in the 50s, though, I had meals enough at other people's houses, and meals where spaghetti was served. The sauces were scratch-made and simmered for hours. I never particularly liked cooked tomatoes, and the sauces were made of cooked tomatoes and other ingredients. Too watery for my taste.
Campbell's soup on pasta, though? Never.

Tony Cooper
Orlando FL
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Tony Cooper:
[nq:2]Ditto there's at least one of each within five minutes of my apartment here in Louisville.[/nq]
[nq:1]Okay, all I know is that Coop goes to "Supercuts". As Orlando goes, so goes America, or so I thought.[/nq]
Dunno where you get that. I go to a traditional barbershop with three male barbers.

Tony Cooper
Orlando FL
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