Tuesday, June 21, 2005
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Farmers Defend the Oppressed Potato

or, "Brit Farmers With Nothing Better to Do" Potato Farmers Loathe 'Couch Potato' Term By EMILY ROTBERG
British potato farmers demonstrated outside Parliament on Monday to publicize their bid to remove the term "couch potato" from the Oxford English Dictionary, arguing that the description of slothful TV addicts harms the vegetable's image. The group of about 30 farmers carried signs that read "couch potato out" and "ban the term couch potato." A similar rally took place in Oxford, central England.