Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
July 2, 2006 12:42 PM Subscribe
Which accent or dialect commonly pronounces "pot-tay-to" as "poh-tah-to"?
posted by Jon Mitchell to Society & Culture (12 answers total)
Yes, exactly like in the song "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off". I say "to-mah-to", all Canadians and Americans I've met say "to-may-to", but I pronounce "po-tay-to" in exactly the same way, and, thinking about it, I have never heard anyone say "po-tah-to" outside of that song. Not once.
Is it just a conceit for the song?