Cloaked Common Tater Passes Off Hot Potato

3 Comments

  1. William Michaelian
    William Michaelian October 9, 2008 at 4:38 pm .

    Ah, very good. I will add this to my “simblin” file.

  2. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison October 9, 2008 at 2:21 pm .

    My online dictionary says: "SPUD: c.1440 ‘small or poor knife,’ of uncertain origin probably related to Dan. <I>spyd</I>, O.N. <I>spjot</I> "spear," Ger. <I>Spiess</I> "spear, lance"). Meaning ‘spade’ is from 1667; sense of ‘short or stumpy person or thing’ is from 1687; that of ‘potato’ is first recorded 1845 in New Zealand English." I’ll go with the 1687 sense for our anonymous common tater.

  3. William Michaelian
    William Michaelian October 7, 2008 at 11:33 pm .

    Missing label: anonymous spuds.

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