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Entry from September 03, 2017
“‘Tater tots’ is short for ‘potato toddlers‘“

"Tater tots” weren’t originally called “potato toddlers,” but that’s a popular saying. “Tater tots= fried potato toddlers?” was posted on Twitter on November 2, 2009. “So the proper term for tater tots would be potato toddlers, right?” was posted on Twitter on December 3, 2010.

“‘Tater tots’ is short for ‘Potato Toddlers’” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on November 28, 2014.

Wikipedia: Tater tots
Tater tots are pieces of deep-fried, grated potatoes served as a side dish. They are recognized for their cylindrical shape and crispy exterior. “Tater Tots” is a registered trademark of Ore-Ida (a division of the H. J. Heinz Company) that is often used as a generic term.

Glynnis ✨‏
Tater tots= fried potato toddlers?
2:06 PM - 2 Nov 2009

Will Smith‏
So the proper term for tater tots would be potato toddlers, right?
1:42 PM - 3 Dec 2010

lindsay swaenepoel‏
@a_swaenepoel Tator = short for potato. Tot = short for toddlers. Tot’s are SMALL, therefore; tator tots are short for potato toddlers #wow
12:01 AM - 21 Dec 2011

TOm CHoi‏
A speculative etymology of “tater tots” would suggest that there was a point in time when they were initially called “potato toddlers”.
1:04 PM - 27 Dec 2011

Stuntwell Tarly‏
is that where Tater Tots came from?  Potato toddlers? O_o
4:57 PM - 14 Feb 2012 from Los Angeles, CA

tater tots: short for potato toddlers. UPSETTING.
1:55 PM - 20 Sep 2012

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
‘Tater tots’ is short for ‘Potato Toddlers’
submitted November 28, 2014 by billypoke

December 5, 2016 ·
“Tater tots is short for potato toddlers.”

The Tater Tot Is American Ingenuity at Its Finest
The genius move that turned potato scraps into a frozen-food empire

by Kelsey McKinney Aug 28, 2017, 9:17am EDT
“A new product has about a three-year jump on the competition,” Nephi Grigg wrote. Quickly, the company trademarked the name “Tater Tot,” bought new machinery, and began producing the salty addictive snack in mass.

CS:GO Ozzy‏
Tater tots are potato toddlers. WAKE UP SHEEPLE
9:26 PM - 1 Sep 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Sunday, September 03, 2017 • Permalink