I am not a French fry connoisseur. Most restaurants put too much salt on them for my taste. I tire quickly of shaking or rubbing off the salt, and when I eat salty ones, it takes only two or three to trigger my salt disgust. Usually, the only fries I eat are stolen from the plates or my husband or grandchildren — two or three are usually enough. With that said, I definitely prefer fries that are not coated or even dabbled with ketchup, preferring to dip IF I choose to use ketchup — really good fries don’t need a condiment. However, I’ve never considered why I prefer dipping to squirting. Your in depth discourse on the benefits of dipping over squirting has enlightened me to the intricacies of the fine art of French fry consumption. Now I can, if ever asked, defend my choice of dipping over squirting. Thank you, White Feather. And this is the most of ever thought or written about French fries!