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 Pota’to-talk. (German, Kartoffel gesprach.)Pother 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Poteen (pron. pu-teen).
 
Whisky that has not paid duty. (Irish poitin, diminutive of poite, a pot.)   1
       
“Come and taste some good poteen
That has not paid a rap to the Queen.”
 


 Pota’to-talk. (German, Kartoffel gesprach.)Pother 

 
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