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Why is a barbecue called a barbecue?

  1. smzclark profile image60
    smzclarkposted 6 years ago

    Why is a barbecue called a barbecue?

    At work there are random questions left on the white board...just for fun. This is one of them. Any answer; random, funny or factual will do. And if you like, you can add a random question for me to ask them for next time...thanks guys :-)

  2. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    From Iberian, Portugese.Spanish I can't remember, pirates in the Carribean seeing  Caribean indians cook on a wooden framework the name comes from the Iberian - barbacoa - cook on a frame in the open.

  3. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 6 years ago

    Another random theory is that the word "barbecue" comes from a nineteenth century advertisement for a combination whiskey bar, beer hall, pool establishment and purveyor of roast pig, known as the BAR-BEER-CUE-PIG.  I actually think it comes from the French

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    ThePhoomposted 6 years ago

    Some guy was grilling some food on a "bar" like stand and it was so popular that you'll have to "be" in the "queue" for your turn..... -__-'