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How do the Brits spell tomato?

How do the Brits spell tomato?

How do the British spell tomato? The British spell tomato the same way everyone else does. There is no difference so the correct spelling in British English is “tomato”.

Why do British pronounce tomato and potato differently?

Tomato originated from Central/South America where they call it tomate (pronounced as doh-‘mah-deh) in Spanish. English borrowed the spelling, altered the ending a bit and kept the pronunciation as intact as possible, thus to-‘mah-to. Not sure about the potato part.

How do the British say potato?

Normally, the word “potato” is exclusively pronounced with a long A (/ej/), in both American and British usage.

Are tomatoes British?

The species originated in western South America and Central America. The Mexican Nahuatl word tomatl gave rise to the Spanish word tomate, from which the English word tomato derived. Its domestication and use as a cultivated food may have originated with the indigenous peoples of Mexico.

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What does the saying potato potato mean?

A negligible, trivial, or unimportant difference, distinction, or correction.

How do the Irish pronounce potato?

The main Irish word for potato is “práta” (prawh-tah) and it’s this word that is used most of the time.

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Which is correct tomatos or tomatoes?

The singular spelling of tomato doesn’t contain the letter “E,” so it is somewhat understandable that people would get confused when the plural does. The correct plural spelling is tomatoes. Tomatos is a common misspelling.

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