French Barbecue

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Do you get it?

In France, people pronounce “barbecue” like this: /bar buh kyoo/


But pronounced even more literally, it goes like this: /barbo kü/, which in French happens to mean “barbe au cul” (beard in the butt).


Note: Some argue that barbecue would come from French, referring to the direction in which one inserts the skewer into the animal: “de la barbe à la queue” (from beard to tail). However, all indicates that the word originated in the States, rather, from a hispano-native word, barbacoa or baribicu

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