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September 3rd, 2008
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The Most Important Question Of The Day

It's Important, Really

Mustard
29(52.7%)
Ketchup
26(47.3%)


As so often happens with so many people, last week gundo could not deal with the idea that there were only two choices. So this week I give him a chance to answer the question he wanted me to ask ... I cannot explain why I am doing this really ... it's against my better judgment.

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From:dek9
Date:September 3rd, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
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Hate ketchup. I have a sister that drenches everything in ketchup. Hates it...
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From:ericcoleman
Date:September 3rd, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
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I had a friend who did that. It was appalling eating with her, since she would order fries and pour half a bottle of ketchup on them. We did have fun though, since anytime we were out in public we we start up the same argument, which of the Go-Go's were straight and which were gay. It was mostly wishful thinking on both of our parts ... people would worry that it would turn violent much of the time ... we'd get just a little fervent in our arguments

And I quite like ketchup, but if given a choice I will always go for mustard.
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From:bdunbar
Date:September 3rd, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
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So .... Jane Wiedlin plays on which team?
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From:ericcoleman
Date:September 3rd, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
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Depends on which of us you would ask ...
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From:blur01
Date:September 3rd, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
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There are teams?
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From:celtic_catgirl
Date:September 3rd, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
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My ex did the same thing with mustard. I like a small amount of good quality mustard but none of that toxic yellow stuff...
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From:shsilver
Date:September 3rd, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)
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In college we had a friend who we went out to dinner with. We all ordered burgers and fries. The bottle of Heinz came and was completely full. My girlfriend (now wife) and I took a normal amount of ketchup for fries and burger, lowering the level to just under the neck label. When our friend was finished with the bottle, you could literally read through the glass of the bottle. She stuck fries into the bottle to get the last of the ketchup out.
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From:controuble
Date:September 3rd, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
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The correct answer is still horseradish.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:September 3rd, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
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Do I need to type slower for you ???
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From:controuble
Date:September 3rd, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
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Any 'OR' question can be correctly answered with a yes or a no.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:September 3rd, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
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So the answer is yes, I do need to type slower ...
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From:pheltzer
Date:September 3rd, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
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Mustard is quite possibly the root of all evil.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:September 3rd, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
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Then I am happy to spread the evil ...
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From:polyfrog
Date:September 3rd, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
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...on hamburgers?
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From:ericcoleman
Date:September 3rd, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
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Wherever and whenever necessary ...
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From:jannyblue
Date:September 3rd, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
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I like it on sammiches. :-)

Especialy honey mustard.
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From:awfulhorrid
Date:September 3rd, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
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Oh no, mustard is made from seeds, not roots!
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From:pheltzer
Date:September 3rd, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
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I guess it would be more appropriate then to say Mustard is a bad seed?
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From:awfulhorrid
Date:September 3rd, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
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"Children Condiments can be nasty, don't you think?"
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From:freeimprov
Date:September 3rd, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC)
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Mustard is the SEED of evil.

Horseradish is the root of evil.
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From:tigertoy
Date:September 3rd, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
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Catsup (note the correct spelling, but I think that was a different poll) is necessary with French fries. French fries, however, are not necessary at all; I only eat them when they come with my meal and I'm not allowed to substitute something better.

Mustard is a whole class of condiments. The yellow stuff they put on your hamburger at a place like Wendy's is to mustard as a Yugo is to cars or Bud Light is to beer. My mother used to claim that she disliked mustard, but once she actually tried a couple kinds of decent mustard, she learned that she just dislikes the standard yellow stuff. I suspect many people who don't like mustard would have the same experience.
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From:jcw_da_dmg
Date:September 3rd, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
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Catsup . . . is necessary with French fries

It most certainly is NOT. But malt vinegar is.

As to the MIQOTD, the answer is ketchup - unless it's on a Chicago-Style Hot Dog™.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:September 3rd, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)
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According to every source I have looked at ketchup is the correct spelling, and the vote was 48 to 4 for that spelling.

Here is a good article on it

http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-ket2.htm
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From:tigertoy
Date:September 3rd, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)

Get off my lawn!

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I'm mostly being curmudgeonly. I think 'catsup' was falling out of favor when I was learning to spell, but it was still acceptable and much cooler.
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From:jcw_da_dmg
Date:September 3rd, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)

Re: Get off my lawn!

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Eric & I both have "curmudgeon" on our business cards. I for one do not discourage this sort of behaviour.
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From:cjfringe
Date:September 3rd, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
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Mustard beats ketchup any day. But not the crap yellow 'mustard.' It's gotta be something good. Guilden's Spicy Brown is a good start.
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From:jcw_da_dmg
Date:September 3rd, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
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"Do you have any Grey Poupon?"
"No, I never wear grey poop."
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From:wildcard9
Date:September 3rd, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
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Col. Mustard, in the hallway, with the lead pipe.
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From:rmeidaking
Date:September 3rd, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
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There should have been a third choice: Both.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:September 3rd, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
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Has there ever been a third choice? I'll ask you the same question I asked controuble, do I need to type slower?
From:pooh27bear
Date:September 3rd, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
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Neither!
On burgers it BBQ, Mayo or hot sauce (other flavors can also be used). On fries it's all those or sour cream, salad dressings (french, bleu cheese, thousand island, and others).

I always order fast food burgers with no ketchup or mustard. I hate ALMOST all mustard flavor (a few exceptions), and I am not a fan of ketchup flavor (although I will tolerate it more than mustard).
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From:chia_rhino
Date:September 4th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
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I've alwasy been a fan of mustard and hot dog buns, no hot dog. :< )
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