tomato tomato

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Uses the American English and British English pronunciations of the word tomato. Allusion to George Gershwin's song "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off": "You like tomatoes (/təˈmeɪtoʊz/) and I like tomatoes (/təˈmɑːtoʊz/)".


  • IPA(key): /təˈmeɪtoʊ təˈmɑːtəʊ/


tomato tomato

  1. (idiomatic) Used to dismiss a correction to one's adherence to an alternative standard
  2. (idiomatic) Used to dismissively suggest that something is a distinction without a difference