I’m sorry, but I don’t like catsup
(or ketchup or however anyone wants
To spell it).
I think it’s the consistency or the color—
I don’t know. It seems a poor excuse for
The strange thing is I love tomatoes and tomato sauce.
Same ingredient, but a different quality.
In face, the only thing I like about catsup (ketchup)
Is its name. The term is from Southeast Asia
And means “fish sauce” and it’s the only word
We borrowed to use in English.
Reason enough to like the name
But not enough to like the sauce.
And now you know.
April 22, 2019