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  • Used to dismiss a correction to one's adherence to an alternative standard
  • Used to dismissively suggest that something is a distinction without a difference

Etymologies

Uses the American English and British English pronunciations of the word tomato. Allusion to George Gershwin's song "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off": "You like tomatoes (/təˈmeɪtoʊz/) and I like tomatoes (/təˈmɑːtoʊz/)". (Wiktionary)

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