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Entry from November 16, 2020
“Soy sauce in Spanish means ‘I am sauce‘“

The Spanish word “soy” means “I am.” “Thought of the moment: ‘soy sauce’ is almost Spanish for ‘I am sauce’” was posted on Twitter by Adam Polonski on March 29, 2009. “A popular condiment in Asian cuisine, Soy sauce combines the Spanish ‘soy’ and the English ‘sauce’ and literally means ‘I am Sauce’” was posted on Twitter by Amalgamated “Pointy Witch” Hat on April 29, 2009.

“Soy sauce is Spanish for I am sauce” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on April 17, 2017. “Soy sauce in Spanish means ‘I am sauce’” was posted on Reddit—Highdeas on September 20, 2019.

“‘Soybean’ is a Spanish word which roughly translates as ‘I am bean’” and “What if soy milk is just regular milk introducing itself in Spanish?” are related jokes.


Wikipedia: Soy sauce
Soy saucesoy in American English and soya sauce in Canadian English and less frequently in British English) is an East Asian liquid condiment of Chinese origin, traditionally made from a fermented paste of soybeans, roasted grain, brine, and Aspergillus oryzae or Aspergillus sojae molds. It is considered to contain a strong umami flavor.

Twitter
Adam Polonski
@whiskyforapolon
Thought of the moment: ‘soy sauce’ is almost Spanish for ‘I am sauce’
6:40 PM · Mar 29, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Amalgamated “Pointy Witch” Hat
@BlandGrenade
(fixed) A popular condiment in Asian cuisine, Soy sauce combines the Spanish ‘soy’ and the English ‘sauce’ and literally means “I am Sauce”
9:25 AM · Apr 29, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Jase
@jasemcclurg
‘Soy sauce’, in Spanish, is ‘I am sauce’
3:08 AM · Jun 7, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
martha foresman
@mumz911
Fact: soy sauce means “I am sauce” in Spanish (via @ijeffgarden
Dwight??
10:18 AM · Mar 7, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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aigaportland
@aigaportland
“In Spanish speaking countries ‘soy sauce’ means ‘I am sauce’...” ~@OMFGCO
#DesignSpeaks
10:56 PM · Sep 30, 2010·Hootsuite

Twitter
Jim Givitis
@JimGivitis
In Spanish-speaking countries, soy sauce is “I’m sauce”. Must be a cultural thing.
11:44 PM · May 26, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
HEY, FANTÄSSTIC
@esteflorena
Soy Sauce is spanish for I’m Sauce
8:22 PM · Apr 15, 2013·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
jitka
@jitka
Replying to @Kyle_Lippert
@Kyle_Lippert no no. this tweet should read “soy sauce is actually spanish for ‘i’m sauce’”
2:30 PM · Sep 11, 2013·Twitter Web Client

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Chazaq
@BAMBSTERDAM
I think Soy sauce is Spanish for I’m sauce.
1:45 AM · Sep 3, 2015·Facebook

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/itsthe_implication_ April 17, 2017
Soy sauce is Spanish for I am sauce.

Reddit—Highdeas
Posted by u/BongWatcher September 30, 2019
Soy sauce in Spanish means “I am sauce”

Twitter
jay joses
@jaykmoses
Fun fact: soy sauce never caught on in Latin American markets because “soy sauce” means “I am Sauce” in Spanish, and consumers were too freaked out by the idea of a sentient condiment to buy any
2:13 PM · Oct 11, 2019 from Chapel Hill, NC·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Amrit (was @brandnewphone)
@bettysippedaway
Replying to @music_reading
Soy sauce means I am sauce in Spanish
11:42 AM · Nov 5, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
MKR-10.™
@Kikomonstah
“ Soy sauce is just I’m sauce in Spanish.. “ -
@guanakitooo16
Me: [Skull]
11:16 PM · Nov 15, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, November 16, 2020 • Permalink