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#1 2011-12-15 00:28:27

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
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"sawyer sauce" for soya sauce

Soy/soya was borrowed into English a couple of centuries ago, from Dutch traders who only lightly modified the Japanese shōyu, which is ultimately from Chinese. After Kem’s and Jorkel’s entrées about a soy/suey swap, I wondered whether other concoctions of soya were possible. Sawyer sauce is probably closely homophonic to soya sauce in some dialects; I’m thinking Aussie. I peg it as a Lehman’s term, although it’s possible that some imagine Japanese lumberjacks splashing on their special sawyer sauce.

Tanner nodded and spooned a few tablespoons of sawyer sauce onto her chicken and rice
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