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Potato farmers rally: want "couch potato" out of dictionary

 
 
nimh
 
Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2005 11:00 am
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2005 07:39 pm
Poor maligned potatoes. Unfair, unfair! Laughing
Still, it hasn't stopped me from eating them. I like my potatoes!

But if we aren't to use the term "coach potato" any longer to describe slobby folk, what can we call them instead? Should we malign another vegetable, perhaps? :wink:
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2005 07:40 pm
It ain't no damned vegetable, it's a tuber ! ! !
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2005 07:44 pm
Surprised Alright, alright! Call it a tuber, then!
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2005 07:45 pm
Stickler!


:wink:
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2005 07:46 pm
I was just afunnin' ya . . .
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2005 07:49 pm
I know! Laughing



How about "couch cabbage"?
Nah, doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2005 07:52 pm
I rather like couch potato . . . it gives that lumpy, dumpy image . . .
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2005 07:54 pm
Yes, Setanta, it's a hard one to beat, I'll grant you, but I'm trying to help out these protesting potato farmers ..... :wink:
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2005 07:59 pm
Hmmmm, let's see .....


porch pumpkin, perhaps?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2005 10:02 pm
Screw them potato farmers--do they seriously think that the humble potato has been brought into disrepute ? ! ? ! ?

Oh, my achin' ass . . .
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2005 10:21 pm
Sofa sago?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2005 12:43 am
A potato, whatever sort of potato, just is. The descriptive phrase that seems to offend does itself arise from the nature of potatoness. Their natural position is sort of couchy. It is folly that some ad agency, or farmers' group, whatever, wants to shun potatoness.

I can see potato inquiry at markets before export, eye on the eyes, or other bits. Maybe there is more going on now re the hybrids.
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msolga
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2005 12:58 am
dlowan wrote:
Sofa sago?


Not bad, not too bad at all, Deb! Very Happy Nice to see someone finally rise to the challenge here! I'm thinking along the lines of dumplings, or maybe sausages ... you get my drift. And why stick to vegetables? (or tubers?) We need something to replace the cherished term "couch potato". Any type of food will suffice!
So I'm thinking :Lard, puddings, that sort of thing! Razz Thinking, thinking, thinking ....
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2005 01:19 am
Alliteration would seem the key.

How the hell are ya, anyways?
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msolga
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2005 01:39 am
Not bad at all, Deb. And it's wonderful to be on holiday for two weeks, even if I can't afford to head off to the Bahamas. Very Happy

And you?
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pragmatic
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2005 01:43 am
all this potato lumpy dumpy talk reminds me of a cartoon where Mrs Potato head is looking at a weight loss cartoon - the before picture shows a fat lumpy potato and the after picture shows a slim, tall...french fry or chip - whatever you want to call them.
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msolga
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2005 02:26 am
so how did she do it, then? (the question on everyone's lips!)
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pragmatic
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2005 02:27 am
msolga wrote:
so how did she do it, then? (the question on everyone's lips!)


Umm...I don't know. It was just a cute cartoon I saw in reader's digest and seeing the title of this thread made me recall it. Very Happy
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msolga
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2005 03:25 am
There is something rather touching Smile (& rather funny! Laughing ) about the plea from these potato farmers. Maybe they sense a lack of appreciation from all of us potato eaters?
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