Wednesday, October 22, 2008

From Humble, Misspelled (Or Is It Misspelt?) Roots Comes The Potatoe

The story of our namesake: In 1992, five months before the presidential election, 12-year-old William Figueroa is told to add an "e" during a spelling bee at Munoz Rivera School in Trenton, New Jersey.

He has wrote the word "potato" in cursive on the blackboard. He thinks he is right. Dan Quayle thinks he is wrong.

16 years later, our blog hatches.

Much like Quayle's panegyrical pickle lauding Figueroa's additional vowel, so to is the Potatoe: A ridiculous moment captured in pivotal times - the zeitgeist of this election cycle.

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