A Conversation for Worcestershire Sauce
parlau Started conversation Jul 28, 1999
Good stuff aint it?
Drool Frood the Second Posted Aug 4, 1999
Love it.Get some on yer cheese on toast!!!!!!
I put it in loads of things.
Goes great in Spag bol!!!!
Smeg Head Posted Oct 15, 1999
I'm glad somebody corrected the hideous mistake made on the guide entry. I was shocked to see how it "supposed" to be pronounced. I would like to know where the author is from and whether they have ever visited the city of Worcester? Nobody there ever pronounces it like that. If you've ever seen Jeeves and Wooster then the correct way of pronouncing Worcester is the same as Bertie's surname. And it is lovely!
parlau Posted Oct 15, 1999
I reckon the guide entry person was just being patronising to the citizens of the USA?
Smeg Head Posted Oct 18, 1999
I totally agree!! The best i've heard was a French girl very drunk at a party trying to pronounce it! I did my utmost to keep a straight face!! I had to leave her eventually because of the amount of phlegm being projected in my direction.
Swiv (decrepit postgrad) Posted Dec 12, 1999
Best sauce ever.
Esp in cottage pie.
benjymous Posted Jan 11, 2001
Does this qualify as the longest time taken to answer a question?
I always pronounced Wooster similar to you pronounce rooster (with an oo sound in it). Whereas I have pronounced Worcester "wuss ter" for my whole life (and yes, I was born there, and have lived there all my life, bar now, when I had to move coz of a job. damn. confused myself now.)
As for the the "woos tah" pronounciation, it's is equally valid (thanks to the fact that many of the towns inhabitants have a habit of forgetting the last constanant of a word)
And I haven't got anything against Americans, honest. In fact my great-grandfather was american, until a little incident involving miners and the starting of strikes.
clzoomer- a bit woobly Posted Dec 30, 2002
Yanks also tend to pronounce the *shire* part phonetically as opposed to *shure*. As a Canuck with a mid-Atlantic accent I use *shure*.
R#35555(Dust and Lint Department) Posted Apr 21, 2003
What a novel concept...pronounceing all the letters in a word. Think of all the money we could save in ink by eliminating those darn extra letters. And we wouldn't have to have spend extra ink to show us how to pronounce them.
Shipwrecked Posted Jan 6, 2006
As a Canadian, I've always pronounced it "wooster sauce" but now I'm confused. If a native of Worcester calls that city "wusster" why then does he say "wooster sauce" rather than "wusster sauce"? Is it a question of regional versus national pronunciation of the city's name? (i.e. do most British pronounce the city's name "wooster" and thus that pronunciation was used in the nationwide advertisements for the sauce?)
eDJ_usa Posted Mar 8, 2008
I try to keep one of my empty bottles of it on hand for when there are small children running about the kitchen when I'm trying to cook. I relish pronouncing every phoneme as I have them repeat it several times with me before I hand them the bottle and send them back to their dads & uncles who are trying to watch football on the television. Nothing like having little hooligans mucking about saying Worchestershire over and over to pique their their concentration during the game.
Meanwhile, I'm enjoying my serenity in the kitchen again. Not just any condiment can produce that result can it ?
4me-2me (Please don't 8me) Posted Aug 31, 2008
Key: Complain about this post
- 1: parlau (Jul 28, 1999)
- 2: Drool Frood the Second (Aug 4, 1999)
- 3: Smeg Head (Oct 15, 1999)
- 4: parlau (Oct 15, 1999)
- 5: Smeg Head (Oct 18, 1999)
- 6: Swiv (decrepit postgrad) (Dec 12, 1999)
- 7: benjymous (Jan 11, 2001)
- 8: clzoomer- a bit woobly (Dec 30, 2002)
- 9: R#35555(Dust and Lint Department) (Apr 21, 2003)
- 10: Shipwrecked (Jan 6, 2006)
- 11: eDJ_usa (Mar 8, 2008)
- 12: 4me-2me (Please don't 8me) (Aug 31, 2008)