The original Bush, I'd say. WTF.
No, the Palin comparison is apt.
To be fair, I always thought 'potatoe' might be a regional thing. I often spell "theatre", "dialogue", etc. And countries where it's commonplace to spell words such as "colour". But at least I do know those are all valid, I have no idea where he got his alternate spelling.
I still have a book of all these quotes, this man was a gold mine. I'm particularly fond of, "It's time for mankind to enter this solar system," but it's hard to choose.
Or when he was trying to say, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste," and it came out as, "What a waste it is to lose one's mind -- or not to have a mind. How true that is."
Ouch. I'd only heard of this and had never actually seen the clip. It's made even more painful to see that he's correcting a student's proper spelling with his misspelling.
I love the British anchorman, chuckles snobbishly at the silly americans and then moves on to more important news. You don't see that kind of snootyness in the bbc anymore.
I remember this
One of my favourite George Carlin quotes is about Dan Quayle's wife: "I wouldn't fuck her with a stolen dick!"
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Original Palin my ass. We were so lucky then.
From wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato_(word)
The singular spelling variants "potato" vs. "potatoe" co-existed into the 19th century. In the 20th century "potato" came to be considered the correct singular, and "potatoe" considered a misspelling. The plural remains "potatoes'".
Curse his Victorian education!
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