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Why Are Potatoes Called Spuds?

One commonly cited explanation for why we call potatoes spuds goes like this: A 19th century activist group called The Society for the Prevention of an Unwholesome Diet, or SPUD, was formed to keep potatoes out of Britain. This group didn't want anyone eating the tubers. The story was perpetuated in Mario Pei's 1949...

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