Can be boiled, mashed, and stuck in a stew.
Can be given to the girl you love as a way of saying "I have many ways in which I show my love for you, and it doesn't matter at all what you look like, I will still love you." Doesn't always work. Better than roses because roses are just a way of saying, "My love for you is transitory and based solely on your appearance."
Sometimes acts rather strange, repeating its name over and over, hopping around on a pogo stick, and saying "Chips!" shortly after unexpectedly being turned into fries.
Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew!
Pooootato, potato, potato.
NefClock: Roses? No, dude, you should give her a potato.
OmniClock: A potato? Why?
Nef: Well, there are a lot of reasons. Roses only last, like, a couple of weeks, and that is if you leave them in water. And they really only exist to be pretty, so that's like saying "My love for you is transitory, and based solely on your appearance." But, a potato! Potatoes last forever. Not only will it not rot, but it actually grows stuff. There are so many ways to enjoy a potato! You can even make a battery with it! And that is like saying, "I have many ways in which I show my love for you." Potatoes may not look much, but they're still awesome. So that is like saying, "It doesn't matter at all what you look like, I will still love you."
White ex-pats are often seen as fat, white and inert. Common variants are "fat potato", "stupid potato", "dirty potato" and so on.
Potato was first coined in 2008 by ex-pats living in Vietnam. It was first reference in the Vietnam Times in January 2009, and spread quite quickly throughout Vietnam and is currently becoming pervasive in major ex-pat hubs including Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City. Term has also surfaced in the SE Asian community in Australia.
In Sydney the increased Anglo-Saxon interest in Asian cultures has led to this word being used in a derogatory manner to describe Anglo-Saxon patrons to SE Asian establishments.
Potatospeak is a humorous term used to refer to metaphors which use this slang, including:
Potato Salad - a large gathering of potatoes, usually around hotel swimming pools.
Mashed Potato - amotorbike accident involving at least one potato. Often includes a muffler burn.
Baked Potato - sunburn
Potato Wedge - a poorly executed motorbike manouever
Potato Famine - a potato orders a meal at a local restaurant. On arrival he realises it is completely inedible.
Atkins Diet - a period of time when the potato decides he or she doesn’t want any more potato in his life.
Bubble and Squeak - older potato who has hooked up with a younger, beautiful local girl
Fauxtato - a local person who is sitting in a Hard Rock Cafe.
"You should have seen the potato salad around the pool at the Sofitel last weekend."