Lamb rag out

While I'm on a food theme, I thought I'd share with you an email that dropped into the Engine Room inbox a while back (OK, March 2008):

I was looking at our work menu today and found 'lamb ragout'. I was like: "Lamb rag out? That sounds awful - what's that?"

I was promptly advised it was pronounced 'ragoo' and I felt a bit stupid. Why ragout is spelt with a T I don't know - it's a waste of a letter and only causes confusion.


I suppose the 'T' helps differentiate ragout from RagĂș pasta sauce. Or Raghu, the Hindu King.

2 comments:

Blue said...

Those pesky French! Throwing a 't' in a word where it's not necessary.

Ian said...
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