Monday, January 12, 2015

Fact of the Day: Potatoe

In 1992, then-Vice President Dan Quayle was invited to a school's spelling bee. During it, a student had spelled "potato" correctly, but Quayle told him the correct spelling of the word was "potatoe". Quayle later blamed the blunder on the school's staff.

17 comments:

  1. LOL I remember that. It was all over the news for a long time.

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  2. Couldn't even accept responsibility for his error. Blamed it on others.

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  3. lol ooopsy. Politician for you, shifting the blame

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  4. Really. It's simple to spell one would think.

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  5. Hi Adam!:) I remember this incident. What a dummy!

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  6. I still don't know the plural of potato.

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  7. Lol. Typical man!!!! They never take responsibility for their own actions. Haha

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  8. Naturally it was the school's fault. If our school systems had done a better job of educating people, we would have never elected someone like Dan Quayle.

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  9. I was never a fan of Dan Quayle, but the card he was given spelled potato with an "e" at the end. Frankly, at the time I also thought it had an "e" at the end.

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  10. Not a Dan Quayle fan here either, but not because of his lack of spelling ability, but because I'm SO not a Republican. Lol. Not now at 51, and most certainly not back in the olden days of my late 20s. One potatoe two potatoe. Snort.

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  11. I remember watching this moment when I was little LOL

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