potayto, potahto

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potayto, potahto

A negligible, trivial, or unimportant difference, distinction, or correction. (While "potahto" is not an accepted pronunciation in any English-speaking population, the phrase is an allusion to a verse in the song "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off": "You like potayto, I like potahto; you like tomayto, I like tomahto; potayto, potahto, tomayto, tomahto, let's call the whole thing off!") A: "Well, technically, the Hindenburg was a rigid airship, not a blimp." B: "Eh, potayto, potahto, who cares?"

potato

n. the head. Put your hat on your potato, and let’s get out of here.
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Potato, potahto, same thing--and people wonder why veterans think they can't trust VA.
assistance and the potahto of due process, called the whole thing off.
and I like potahto, / You like tomato and I like tomahto; / Potato,
And I hope that we get better at disagreeing, so that not only if you say potato and I say potahto, (17) we will realize that we are speaking, if not the same language, then mutually comprehensible ones, but even if you say potato and I say meat, we can still keep the conversation going and not call the whole thing off.