Ketchup or Catsup?

Peace be with you

John 20:19
Acts 2:1-11; Psalms 104:1,24,29-30,31,34; I Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13; John 20:19-23

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Pentecost Sunday, B

I’ll bet you didn’t know that Ketchup v. Catsup was a landmark United States Supreme Court case involving two, tomato-based condiments. The case stemmed from an argument among American consumers on the correct spelling of the word pronounced ‘catch-up.’ The controversy over this condiment actually began nearly 500 years earlier when the tasty paste was developed as a by-product of the Spanish-American War. -1 If you don’t believe me, that case was cited on the Internet, and we all know if it’s on the Internet, it must be true! Actually, the Ketchup v. Catsup case comes from the creative minds at a satirical web site called “Uncyclopedia,” which is descried as the “mothership of amateur comedy writing.” Funny, huh? Obviously, the alleged case is absurd, but it does raise the question: which side are you on, Ketchup or Catsup?

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