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    tomato tomato

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Rumwriter, Jun 29, 2011.

    how do you write the common comparative phrasing "you say tomato, or i tom-AH-to?"
     
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    You just did it.
     
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    to-may-toe/ to-mah-toe, perhaps?
     
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    yes, if you spell the one phonetically, you must also spell the other one that way, or it makes no sense...
     
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    There's a recording label here in Australia called Tomayto Tomahto. Just, you know, so you know.
     
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    Tomato, tomatoe?
     
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    I read that as tomahto, tomahto.

    I'm going to have to agree that spelling both phonetically is the way to go, since you can't guarantee if your audience has a particular accent or not.
     
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    Well

    Two-mate-toe
     
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    biblesponge, just wondering ... how is it these two mates have only one toe between them?

    po-tay-to po-tah-to
    Let's call the whole thing off!
     
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    I fail to see your point, sir.
     
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