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    Tomato, Tomahto

    Hi, teachers

    Tomato, Tomahto?

    They're both spelled the same. But anyways, what do people mean when they say it?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Tomato, Tomahto

    People say the same word in different ways. The idea of the expression is either that there is no significant difference between two options, or that in general people are different and there is no "right" or "wrong" on trivial matters.

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    Re: Tomato, Tomahto

    Quote Originally Posted by jaleel2007 View Post
    Hi, teachers

    Tomato, Tomahto?

    They're both spelled the same. But anyways, what do people mean when they say it?

    Thank you.
    This came from a song called "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off". It satirizes people's disagreements about word pronunciation.

    See here: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - Let's Call The Whole Thing Off HQ - YouTube

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