Re: How do you grow brocolli?
Kent West wrote:
Ron Johnson wrote:
George H. W. Bush made the famous campaign promise:
Read my lips: no new taxes!
Dan Quayle was his VP, and famously misspelled "potatoe".
1. The spelling card Quayle was holding, given to him by the school
authorities putting on the spelling bee, had the "e" on the word.
2. "potatoe" is an acceptable, albeit archaic, spelling.
I'm not so sure about that. It's the way I was taught to spell
the word, back in the bad old days. I dunno when they dropped
the "e" on "potatoe" and "tomatoe" (they look funny to me without
them), but I didn't find those spellings mentioned even as archaic
in a rather large dictionary just now.
3. The audience in the room, including the Press corps, the principal,
the superintendent, and the teacher who had written "potatoe" on the
card, applauded when the student added the "e" at Quayle's urging.
I daresay that the Press and anti-Quayle forces made a mountain out of a
molehill, and did so with not a little hypocrisy involved.
Umm, this is certainly true.
(Note, I'm not particularly a fan of Quayle; really don't have an
opinion one way or the other about him, but I despise the Press'
spin-mongering, and don't much care for continued spread of
misrepresentations as gospel. No offense to Ron; just hoping to shine a
little light on the subject.)
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