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Entry from December 20, 2021
“Why is apple sauce not called mashed apples and why is mashed potatoes not called potato sauce?”

Mashed apples are called “apple sauce” (or “applesauce"), but mashed potatoes are not called “potato sauce” (or “potatosauce"). Also, there are “mashed potatoes,” but not a similar popular food called “mashed apples.”

“LMFAO ROFL HAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAAA; potato sauce. isn’t that mashed potatoes?” was posted on Twitter by ya gurl kie ღ on April 19, 2010. “Eating potato sauce with @davedays kinda like apple sauce… but potatoes” was posted on Twitter by cyr on June 6, 2010. “Correction: The mashed potatoes are now known as Potato Sauce” was posted on Twitter by Travanti on November 16, 2010.

“Instead of ‘mashed potatoes,’ let’s call it ‘potatosauce’” was posted on Twitter by Ric Flair on June 30, 2012. “How come mashed potatoes isn’t called Potatosauce?” was posted on Twitter by wedo on July 18, 2012.

“Why do you call mashed apples ‘applesauce,’ but mashed potatoes aren’t called ‘potatosauce?’ #random” was posted on Twitter by Van 3xs Vaxxed on October 8, 2012. “How come we called mashed apples applesauce but we dont call mashed potatoes potatosauce?” was posted on Twitter by Melly Mel on April 3, 2013. “If applesauce is just mashed apples why don’t we call mashed potatoes potatosauce?” was posted on Twitter by uhlawnuh on August 30, 2013. “If mashed apples are applesauce, why aren’t mashed potatoes called potatosauce?” was posted on Twitter by Brad Hill on January 21, 2015. “If mashed apples are called applesauce why aren’t mashed potatoes called potato sauce??” was posted on Twitter by dani on June 2, 2016. “If mashed apples is apple sauce, then mashed potatoes is potato sauce” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on December 19, 2021.

“Why is it apple sauce and mashed potatoes? I like mashed apples and potato sauce better” was posted on Twitter by Dazed Before Noon on February 24, 2011. “Since applesauce & mashed potatoes are essentially the same thing, I see no reason why I cant refer to them as potato sauce & mashed apples” was posted on Twitter by itsMeJennings on September 29, 2011. “applesauce and mashed potatoes are made the same way so why aren’t they called potato sauce or mashed apples?” was posted on Twitter by Q on November 28, 2012. “Why don’t we call apple sauce mashed apples, or mashed potatoes potato sauce? CONSISTENCY, PEOPLE” was posted on Twitter by Lux “Trash Phoenix” Alptraum on October 17, 2013. “Why do we call it apple sauce instead of mashed apples, and why is it mashed potatoes instead of potato sauce?” was posted on Twitter by Coach Coop on June 7, 2016. “why is apple sauce not called mashed apples and why is mashed potatoes not called potato sauce” was posted on Twitter by Ben on July 23, 2017. “Why do we have applesauce and mashed potatoes and not mashed apples and potatosauce?” was posted on Twitter by Abby Hartke on April 15, 2020.

“Applesauce is the apple version of mashed potatoes” and “Mashed potatoes are the potato version of applesauce” are related sayings.


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ya gurl kie ღ
@iSING4BIEBER
@fabtasticbieber LMFAO ROFL HAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAAA; potato sauce. isn’t that mashed potatoes? LMAO
8:42 PM · Apr 19, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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cyr
@cyr
Eating potato sauce with @davedays kinda like apple sauce… but potatoes
12:38 AM · Jun 6, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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Travanti
@monkeyDtravanti
Correction: The mashed potatoes are now known as Potato Sauce.
10:22 PM · Nov 16, 2010·Twee2

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Dazed Before Noon
@Dazedbeforenoon
Why is it apple sauce and mashed potatoes? I like mashed apples and potato sauce better.
1:41 PM · Feb 24, 2011·Twitter Web Client

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itsMeJennings
@itsMeJennings
Since applesauce & mashed potatoes are essentially the same thing, I see no reason why I cant refer to them as potato sauce & mashed apples
9:49 PM · Sep 29, 2011·Twitter for Windows Phone

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marshh..
@Marcia_Brianna
My sister calls Mashed Potatoes, potato sauce . Lmao .
4:57 PM · Apr 8, 2012·Twitter for BlackBerry®

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Ric Flair
@hornypancakes
Instead of ‘mashed potatoes,’ let’s call it ‘potatosauce’
6:57 PM · Jun 30, 2012·Twitter for BlackBerry®

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wedo
@wedotron
How come mashed potatoes isn’t called Potatosauce?
1:20 PM · Jul 18, 2012·Twitter Web Client

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Van 3xs Vaxxed (she/her)
@MoovingVan
Why do you call mashed apples ‘applesauce,’ but mashed potatoes aren’t called ‘potatosauce?’ #random
1:13 PM · Oct 8, 2012·Twitter for BlackBerry®

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Cole Jordan
@coleyboythekid
If apple sauce is really considered “sauce”. Then I think it’s only safe to call a mashed potato, potato sauce.
1:19 PM · Nov 4, 2012·Twitter for Android

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Q
@TweetsFromQ
applesauce and mashed potatoes are made the same way so why aren’t they called potato sauce or mashed apples?
12:47 PM · Nov 28, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

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Melly Mel
@Mell4prez
How come we called mashed apples applesauce but we dont call mashed potatoes potatosauce?
4:09 PM · Apr 3, 2013·Twitter Web Client

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uhlawnuh
@ohshitsorry
If applesauce is just mashed apples why don’t we call mashed potatoes potatosauce?
1:06 PM · Aug 30, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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Lux “Trash Phoenix” Alptraum
@LuxAlptraum
Why don’t we call apple sauce mashed apples, or mashed potatoes potato sauce? CONSISTENCY, PEOPLE.
10:50 AM · Oct 17, 2013·Twitter for Mac

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Brad Hill
@SirCreate
If mashed apples are applesauce, why aren’t mashed potatoes called potatosauce?
6:46 PM · Jan 21, 2015·Twitter Web Client

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Les
@TrueLifeLes
Why do we call mashed potatoes “mashed potatoes”, and applesauce “applesauce”?  Why aren’t they called “potatosauce” or “mashed apples”?
3:17 PM · Oct 18, 2015·Twitter for Android

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dani
@dnixoxo
If mashed apples are called applesauce why aren’t mashed potatoes called potato sauce??
1:18 PM · Jun 2, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

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Coach Coop
@ECoop59
Why do we call it apple sauce instead of mashed apples, and why is it mashed potatoes instead of potato sauce?
3:58 PM · Jun 7, 2016 from Bressler, PA·Twitter for iPhone

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wip wap
@peuimporte___
do you remember calling apple sauce “mashed apples” and mashed potatoes “potato sauce”?
10:48 AM · Aug 17, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

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Kellen Woods
@kellenwoods2
If you think about it, mashed potatoes and applesauce are like the same thing. Why not call them the same? Potatosauce? Mashed apples?
10:28 PM · Oct 25, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

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Adam Barkema
@AdamBarkema
Why do we call mashed apples applesauce but not mashed potatoes potatosauce?
9:56 PM · Apr 23, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/JerryLupus May 2, 2017
If mashed apples is “Applesauce” why don’t we have “Potatosauce?”

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Harley Morenstein
@HarleyPlays
Replying to @LUDAWGONWEST
Potatoe puree is similar to apple sauce. We can call it potato sauce.
12:01 PM · Jul 7, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

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Ben
@bennettmarkel_
why is apple sauce not called mashed apples and why is mashed potatoes not called potato sauce
1:53 AM · Jul 23, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

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Rylan Neilson
@rylanmills
If we call mashed apples “applesauce”, then why don’t we call mashed potatoes “potato sauce”???
6:05 PM · Sep 13, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

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Jake
@jtdunbar_5
If apple sauce is mashed apples, why don’t we call mashed potatoes potato sauce?
7:32 PM · Oct 4, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

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Rylee
@kranberriis
How come we call mashed apples “apple sauce”, but we don’t call mashed potatoes “potato sauce”?
1:48 PM · Nov 26, 2017·Twitter for Android

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Spliffgod
@justin20224243
Why is mashed potatoes called that instead of potato sauce, but apple sauce exists
12:05 PM · Jun 6, 2018 from Robbinsville, NJ·Twitter for iPhone

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petite asian male
@ericwarbler
why do we call mashed potatoes mashed potatoes but we call mashed apples apple sauce???? why not potato sauce???? or mashed apples????
1:52 AM · Jul 14, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

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Tay
@goodtimestay
If mashed apples are called apple sauce, mashed potatoes should be called potato sauce.
11:20 AM · Aug 23, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

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The Champagne Train
@Julian_Ficcanno
If mashed apples are called applesauce, why are mashed potatoes not called potato sauce?
12:31 AM · Jan 25, 2019·Twitter for Android

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Keo is Horsing Around
@KeotheFjord
Why is apple sauce called apple sauce when it’s like mashed potatoes but mashed potatoes isn’t called potato sauce?
1:40 AM · Feb 26, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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Denki Kaminari
@Static_Shook_
If mashed apples are called apple sauce, why aren’t mashed potatoes called potato sauce?
2:20 PM · Mar 3, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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lugo
@sIugIo
If mashed apples are applesauce shouldn’t mashed potatoes be called potato sauce?
3:34 AM · Mar 28, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Abby Hartke
@AbbyHartke
Why do we have applesauce and mashed potatoes and not mashed apples and potatosauce?
12:48 AM · Apr 15, 2020 from Effingham, IL·Twitter for iPhone

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katrina
@trina_loren
if mashed apples is applesauce why can’t I call mashed potatoes potatosauce
2:30 AM · May 4, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Michaelg5
@michaelg50101
If Apple Sauce is called Apple Sauce, why isn’t Mashed Potatoes called Potato Sauce.
3:38 PM · Jun 1, 2020·Twitter for Android

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sarah
@sel622
Why do we call mashed apples apple sauce but not call mashed potatoes potato sauce?
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10:14 PM · Oct 17, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Kyler Simmons
@AtomicSqwert
Why is it called apple sauce and not mashed apples, or why is it called mashed potatoes and not potato sauce?
1:23 PM · Jul 19, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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duchamp’s明bitch
@a_crisp_bish
why is applesauce applesauce but potatosauce is “mashed potatoes”
10:54 PM · Jul 22, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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dani
@dnixoxo
if mashed apples are called applesauce why aren’t mashed potatoes called potato sauce
12:59 AM · Sep 1, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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jordan
@oatmilkmarais
Replying to @SeaveyDaniel
if apple sause is just mashed apples why don’t we call mashed potatoes potato sauce?
5:34 PM · Sep 29, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/fcroadkill December 19, 2021
If mashed apples is apple sauce, then mashed potatoes is potato sauce.

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