When you live in Idaho, it comes with the territory that you're going to have to deal with a few lame potato jokes. Like it or not, people who aren't from Idaho still think its funny to make a random potato reference about our state.

We get it. Idaho ships a lot of potatoes to spud lovers all over, so it does make sense that the Gem State is famous for potatoes. We're not complaining.

However, we need to put a full stop to whomever is using some of these vile, disgusting words to refer to our wonderful little starchy buddies.

According to Thesaurus.com, a potato can also be referred to as:

  • Yam
  • Plant
  • 'Tater
  • Murphy
  • Spud
  • Tuber

While we don't hear a lot of those terms anymore, it's not like they're alien to us. These next terms, however, feel like someone asked ChatGPT to come with the assinine name possible for potatoes.

Apparently, some folks find it fitting to call potatoes "earthapples." Yes, potatoes come from the Earth, but we're at least 40% sure they aren't also apples.

Even worse, and we wish this was being made up, is..."storage organ."

Storage organ.

I'm sorry but are we as a society so hard-pressed for new terms that we find "storage organ" a perfectly acceptable term? I for one am revolted. Don't believe me? Try saying the term "storage organ" without throwing up in your mouth a little.

See? Impossible.

This will be the one and only time you see us refer to a potato as a storage organ. Apologies to all those we've offended.

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