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Americans call potatoes 'taters' and 'spuds' , so 'Tater Tots' is of obvious derivation.
I note that Aussies call food 'tucker'. If this is not now the case in Britain, it probably was back when Australia was being populated with British prisoners, and in characteristic colonial fashion, they've held onto a term while the mother tongue has move on. (Texans still occasionally say 'are you being have?' -- pure Elizabethan).
Also the nickname for the Yorkshire dialect. Any idea of the origin? Perhaps Old Norse for 'easily conquered twits'.
davec wrote:Tater Tots
My, my--G. B. Shaw was right-- it's impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making another Englishman hate him. I post here and on a couple of U.K. based astronomy forums. They're very friendly overall, but I sometimes feel I should just keep my Yank nose out of commentary that seems regionally slanted in any way. Feel free to bash away at us, though. The only people who really give a crap about regionalism anymore in America are a few thinskinned, xenophobic East Coast types, like old people from Maine, who consider you a tourist if your great-great-great grandparents moved there in 1856. Screw 'em.
As for your victory--well, you lot had Ecky-Thump. Of course you won.
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