When I was a little girl, ketchup was my savior, standing between me and a plate of my mother's overcooked calf's liver, which she was convinced would lead me to a healthy life, if only I could manage to swallow it. Which I did, by smothering it in ketchup. I've been indebted to ketchup ever since. From what language does the word ketchup come?
2. Mandarin (Chinese)
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[Last week's answer: Nori, sheets of dried seaweed used to wrap sushi rolls.]
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