And we always called them taters where I grew up. Obviously, that wasn’t Ireland. That’s where davyferguson is from, and they call them tatoes, apparently. And sometimes, if you look close enough, you can find Tatoes in Space:
The all new Irish Space Opera “Tatoes in Space starring Clint Mitchum as Captain Spud- lead guitarist and singer of the tribute Crusty Rock band- Captain Spud and the Revellers. Now touring Ireland amusically playing cover versions of the English band ‘The Levellers’. They sweat and skimp for a meagre living on the road.
One dark stormy night the band are in their van driving away from a gig- it’s late- Guinness the female roadie is driving blurry eyed down a dark Irish country lane that leads to God know where . . .
Then the moment that the vaste tri-angular Alien spacecraft that had been tracking the van- crash landed in a potatoe field.