[Ads-l] maters and toms

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon Aug 3 04:32:26 UTC 2015


A spelling conformist unfamiliar with how to spell the word for bundling 
hay has their knickers in a bunch over people not searching for words in 
a dictionary before writing them down:

https://redditing.net/index.php/r/funny/comments/3fgid0?ref=featured

Although both the Oxford Dictionary site and Wiktionary have "tater," 
neither have "mater," which can be found at such pages as:

http://midtownraleighfarmersmarket.com/events/tomato-tribute/
https://www.facebook.com/materstatersproduce
http://www.yellowpages.com/lepanto-ar/mip/maters-and-taters-11375870
http://brothersfromanothermotherdearborn.blogspot.com/2009/09/joke-de-jour-louisville-cardinals.html
http://www.wmi.org/multi_boards/other_topics/message.html?message_id=336462

Mater is new to me. I am familiar with calling them "toms," a term 
covered by Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/tom) but not the 
Oxford Dictionary site.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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