Is it Ketchup or Catsup?
Is it spelled Ketchup or Catsup? And if it is Catsup, do we pronounce it the way it is spelled?
Got to know.
I read a story somewhere - unretrievable now - that one of these names was *invented* when a ketchup (or catsup) manufacturer was leery of using the *other* name, thinking that it had possibly been trademarked by a competitor.
Either is correct, although catsup is considered a variant of ketchup by many dictionaries. Pronunciation varies as well, as The American Heritage Dictionary notes:
ketch·up (kĕchəp, kăch-) also catch·up (kăchəp, kĕch-) or cat·sup (kătsəp, kăchəp, kĕch-)