Friday, September 4, 2009

FOODIE FRIDAY for September 4, 2009

Some say potato, some say po-taahhh-to--and apparently some say tater tots while others say...


Tader tots.

I realize that when some people pronounce "tater," it sounds like "tader," but really--"tater" comes from the word "potato." It does not come from "potado"...especially since there is no such word.

These are the things that bad spellers should think about when they're trying to spell words that are challenging to them. Where does this word I can't spell come from? Is there any way I can use an existing word to help me figure out how this word is spelled?

Also, is this website advertising a free order of tater tots, or a free odor of tater tots? Since they used "oder"...well, we can't be entirely sure, now can we? If they actually meant odor...well, I'm guessing that the odor smells like potatoes. Not potadoes or potados...but potatoes.

10 comments:

Phrank said...

MMmmmmm...tater tots! I just had lunch and now i'm hungry again!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Thinking of tater tots is making me hungry, too!

EVula said...

The grossly inappropriate part of me immediate came up with the phrase "'tards say 'tader'" as soon as I saw the post.

I'm a bad person, and that's okay. :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

OMG I TOTALLY HAD A COUPLE TADER/TARD JOKES IN MY HEAD, TOO! Like, "You can't spell tader without the letters T-A-R-D."

The great news is that not only will we not be alone in hell, we'll also be in good company! :)

EVula said...

Hah! That's fantastic. Can't wait to share a hellish cubicle with you, my dear. :)

LadyStyx said...

The picture makes me crave 'em, the description just cured it.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ EVula: LOL...likewise! And actually, it will be a hellish and grammar error-free cubicle. :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ LadyStyx: Haha! Bad grammar = appetite killer!

Robin said...

As a crossword junkie, I knew that "oder" looked familiar. So I looked it up, and it turned out to be a river in the middle of northern Europe (Germany, Poland, etc.). Maybe they're offering a river of... Mexican... tater tots...?

Nope, even I can't make that one work.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hahaha! That would be pretty awesome, actually. :)