Cue or que?

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - TASTE -

SO, is it bar­be­cue, bar­beque, BBQ, Bar-B-Q, Bar-B-Que or Bar­bie? Well, the truth is that most lin­guists and his­to­ri­ans agree that the proper spell­ing is bar­be­cue be­cause it is de­rived from the Taino In­dian word bar­ba­coa from the Caribbean. And all those other spellings? Well, they’re mostly just col­lo­quial ref­er­ences to the same thing.

There has been some con­fu­sion about the vari­ant spellings and many sto­ries that have evolved to ex­plain them.

Check out amaz­in­gribs.com where bar­be­cue ex­pert Craig Gold­wyn — also known as “Meat­head” or the “Bar­be­cue Whis­perer” — dispels some myths about the ori­gin of the word.

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